Beloved blessed families!
Today, on this meaningful occasion, I would like to explain about the providential value and
significance of the Family Pledge. It serves as Heavenís most precious and blessed guideline,
given to us for our lives.
The fact that we now have the Family Pledge is truly the greatest of all blessings. It came
from Heaven as a gift to all humanity on May 1, 1994, the day when the Family Federation
for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) was inaugurated. The Family Pledge was given
when the Completed Testament Age, which brings to fulfillment the Old Testament Age and
the New Testament Age, was proclaimed. It is to serve as a milestone and guiding principle,
piercing through the darkness of the age before the coming of heaven, and opening a new
heaven and earth in the era after the coming of heaven. It is also the blueprint for the
building of Godís kingdom of peace and unity in heaven and on earth in the era of the
creation of a new heaven and earth.
Father and Mother Moon, the True Parents of humankind, emerged victorious from the
battles they had fought throughout their long course of indemnity that lasted forty years
after Father Moon founded the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World
Christianity (HSA-UWC) in 1954. On that foundation, we were no longer required to recite
My Pledge as individuals. We were to recite and practice the Family Pledge together as true
families, the basic units of triumphal entry into the kingdom of heaven.
This Family Pledge is filled with the pain and suffering of God and True Parents, and it
should not be recited without tears. It is something that people should recite forever, long after they discard the mask of religion in the fallen world and attain liberation. This is
because the family is the basic unit of the kingdom of heaven.