Seeing myself in the eyes of a North Korean

Grace Ji-Sun Kim on pursuing peace on the Korean Peninsula.
“But peace won’t come if we remain afraid. It’s hard to overcome the kind of prejudice and cultural bigotry that perpetuates a vicious cycle of fear and hatred across generations. I experienced how hard it can be as I prepared to meet with Ambassador Jang. But when I saw myself in him, I was able to see both of us as reflections of God’s love for the world. This moment was the beginning of a fruitful conversation. Embracing our neighbors is not a voluntary act but something that God requires of us. Why are we afraid?”

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Read my new piece, “Seeing myself in the eyes of a North Korean” for The Christian Century. Please do share!

picture of Korean border fence Fence of the military demarcation line, South Korea (Getty images).

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