Tattoos on the Heart : The Power of Boundless Compassion
by Fr Gregory Boyle
Editor: SIMON & SCHUSTER
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“Intended to become an urban classic, reporting and contemporary spirituality” (Los Angeles Times)–the Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about the kinship and redemption of an activist pastor and internationally renowned speaker, Father Gregory Boyle.For twenty years, Father Grégoire Boyle executed Homeboy Industries, an intervention gang-program finds in the Boyle Heights, a neighborhood of Los Angeles-also known as the gang of the world’s capital city.In the Tattoos on the Heart, he distilled his work experience in the ghetto, in a magnificent series of parables inspired by faith.From the giant, tattooed Caesar, from the JC Penney stores, fresh out of prison, you learn to feel worthy of God’s love.From ten years-old Pipi you learn the importance of being known and recognized from ten-year-old Pipi you learn the importance of being known and recognizedFrom Lulu you have just come to understand the nature of the patience necessary to save someone from the dark–as Father Boyle phrases, we can shine a flashlight on a light switch in a dark roomIt is a motivation to look at how to remain faithful in spite of its failure, how to face the world with a loving heart, and how to overcome the infinite shame, restorative of love.
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