By an Angel’s Kiss, Cpl Joseph Maciel
Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony
Cpl Joseph Maciel, 20, of South Gate, CA,
was killed July 7, 2018 in Uruzgom Province, Afghanistan as a result of gunfire from friendly Afghan Forces
He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Rest in peace, Corporal
Job well done.
I’m asking You God, to give me what You have left.
Give me those things which others never ask of You.
I don’t ask You for rest, or tranquility.
Not that of the spirit, the body, or the mind.
I don’t ask You for wealth, or success, or even health.
All those things are asked of You so much Lord,
that you can’t have any left to give.
Give me instead Lord what You have left.
Give me what others don’t want.
I want uncertainty and doubt.
I want torment and battle.
And I ask that You give them to me now and forever Lord,
so I can be sure to always have them,
because I won’t always have the strength to ask again.
But give me also the courage, the energy,
and the spirit to face them.
I ask You these things Lord,
because I can’t ask them of myself