I constantly ask this question three years into this journey of seeking to build a new community between strangers amidst the conflicts in Northeast Asia. Reflecting back on the 2015 Nagasaki Forum, what answer do I provide?
I heard a Chinese peace practitioner say she has been involved in trauma healing for many years. But until the Forum she had never learned the biblical gift and language of lament. Here I see Christ, the one who also lamented, who cried out “My God, why has Thou forsaken me?”