After 68 years of separation, Lee Keum-seom from South Korea was reunited with her son. She has not seen him since he was four years old, and chances are, she may never see him again.
She, however, is one of the “luckier” ones as many thousands of other Koreans will find never out what happened to their separated family members.
This recent round of family reunions is another painful reminder of the scar of the Korean division. How much longer can we allow this human tragedy to continue? Are we to simply accept the reality of our divided homeland?
As Dr. Moon has said, “If we do not take up the challenge to heal the wounds of division and make the Korean family whole again, we will be turning our backs on those virtues and qualities that defined our identity as Koreans.”