Last night I felt drawn to the reality tv series called “Married at First Sight.”
Since there are so many singles feeling lonely and looking for love and marriage, a team of psychologists, sexologists, sociologists and marriage counselors matched six couples from a large pool of volunteers. These six couples, matched by this team of experts, were supposed to marry the moment they met each other.
It looked a bit like my own matching and wedding.
In fact, those six couples, in my opinion, looked like excellent matches for each other. Even though this team of professionals claimed that nobody did this before, I have to say the Rev. Moon did exactly that during his life time.
With insight and intuition, by looking spiritually into our lineage of ancestors, and through our body characteristics, he would determine the best matches. But we still had our portion of responsibility to make our marriage work.
In his book, “Reflections on Unification Theology: Revealing the World of Heart,” my husband, Dietrich, wrote:
“God’s vertical love is perfected through the horizontal love of human beings, in the highest form through the husband-and-wife relationship. That model is then extended to how families relate to each other, and how nations relate to each other. The whole Kingdom of God is characterized by these loving relationships.”
When we resemble God, that is our original value, our divine value. And, as Dietrich stated, we resemble God through the love relationship of a couple in a God-centered marriage. We can only enter the Kingdom of Heaven with our spouse. This is our salvation.
Today we need to recover the family, which has been under attack since the beginning of time. If we do not have a family, we do not have much at all.
That is why singles feel lonely and want to find love, and why popular television shows like “Married at First Sight” attract many viewers.
I pray you find your true love.
Your friend, Elisabeth Seidel