“Sometimes a person who has encountered the sorrowful heart of God will stop suddenly, even in the middle of going somewhere, and cry their heart out.” ~True Mother (Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon) from Women Will Play A Leading Role in the Ideal World, May 11, 1992
Another Spiritual Dream:
I dreamed that I was returning to work after a lunch break. The company was hosting a conference and had set up a reception area in the lobby. The attendees were arriving, middle aged executive types in business attire.
As they entered the conference room a woman came out from behind a curtain and spritzed perfume above their heads. Everyone that this perfume landed on would spontaneously burst into tears because they felt God’s grieving heart over the suffering of humankind.
The guests stood as if rooted to the spot with tears streaming down their faces. I thought to myself, “So that’s what I look like with tears streaming down my face.”
No one seemed to notice the woman with the Holy Spirit perfume floating around spritzing the new attendees.
I have experienced crying my heart out while experiencing the sorrowful heart of God many times. The sorrowful heart of God is central to Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s teaching, and a common experience for Unificationists.
Jesus’s sorrowful prayer in Gethsemane sprang from his connection to his Heavenly Father’s grieving heart. It had nothing to do with any human weakness or personal fear of death.
Jesus Prays in Gethsemane
Matt 26:36-39 (ESV)
Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”
Return to Tears, Rev Sun Myung Moon