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People who invest themselves in the difficult and rewarding work of reconciliation and restoration have the daily challenge of communicating a message to those who don’t want to (or simply can’t) hear it, yet. Over and over, these modern-day prophets tap us on our shoulders or hold our faces in their hands and try to get us to see what they see: the orphans and widows, the marginalized and disenfranchised, injustice and inequity, the broken and the lost. They invite us to step beyond the walls we’ve built around ourselves and our tribes and yet, as the Lord said through the prophet Isaiah, we “would have none of it.” And, all the while, people are dying while we keep our hope to ourselves and “our people.”