In the documentary, a district court judge asked young offenders to do one thing for sure before he handed down a ruling; he let them kneel down before their parents and say, “I love you. I am sorry.” Then their family members were all chocked up with emotion and burst into tears.
The judge said, “A lack or breakdown of communication in a family often causes problems among the members of the family. Sometimes I even see a family whose members try saying to each other, ‘I love you’ or ‘I am sorry,’ in the court for the first time ever. Their relationship is made worse due to their lack of communication. By making the family members talk to each other even by force, I want to help them forgive one another.” According to the documentary, there are actually many families that restore their relationships after they express their feelings for each other like that; the walls between the children and their parents are broken down after a heart-to-heart talk.
While watching the documentary, I was reminded of how poor I always used to be in expressing my feelings. I neglected the importance of communication with my family members because I thought that they would understand me well although I did not express how thankful or sorry I was to them. From now on, I will talk to both my physical and spiritual families in Zion (WMSCOG) and express my feelings to them fully, so that our love can become even stronger.
DN Yun from Korea