Facing the Facts

by Mark Chmiel

My life is mapped out:
it is my destiny to take a bullet
by the Mafia some day.
The only thing I don’t know is when.

—Giovanni Falcone

 

See how the accusations against the prophets of all times are the same.
When the prophet bothers the consciences of the selfish,
or of those who are not building with God’s plans,
he is a nuisance and must be eliminated,
murdered, thrown into a pit,
persecuted, not allowed to speak the word that annoys…

–Oscar Romero

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