There are currently 70 million: 70 million Amadous, Mohameds and Mariams. 70 million stories, dreams and faces. 70 million One' s.
"When the doctors started taking off his clothes, came up the surprise: It was a school report card..."
Tuttavia, a pochi chilometri di distanza, il teatro tragico e disumano nelle carceri e nei campi di concentramento libici ha continuato ad esistere, con gli stessi personaggi, le stesse storie, la stessa sofferenza, ma ora senza la possibilità di un lieto fine.
But a few miles away, the tragic and inhumane theater in prisons and concentration camps continued, with the same characters, the same stories, the same sufferings, but now without the possibility of a happy ending.
How long saving lives will be a crime?
The life of those who “invents” to fly is paradoxical, every day. It is the heart eternally divided. It's crying because I wanted to be there, without lefting the wanting to be here.
Every stranger who knocks at our door is an occasion of encounter with Jesus, who identifies with the foreigner accepted or rejected of every epoch (cf. Mt 25,35,43). So, I take the liberty of changing the preposition: the stranger does not live "among", but lives “on" us.
ou um pouco mais Amadou pois isso me faz muito mais humano! Em busca de segurança, fugindo de guerras, perseguições, fome e miséria, ele é um dentre os muitos “Jesuses” que seguem buscando sua manjedoura. Com seu simples gesto de desenhar seu professor, Amadou me mostrou que é na simplicidade que Jesus nasceu e é nela que continuamos a encontra-lo
In search of security, fleeing from wars, persecutions, hunger and misery, he is one of many "Jesus´s" who continue to seek their manger. With his simple gesture of drawing his teacher, Amadou showed me that it is in the simplicity that Jesus was born and it is in the simplicity that we continue to find him
Lampedusa, not for its beautiful Mediterranean landscapes, but for an unprecedented tragedy, is now known as "the door of Europe", a gate that, for many, represents their lives and for 368 humans on October 3, 2013 , was locked.