“Father Greg Boyle, Endless Forgiveness”
In Tattoos on the Heart, Father Greg shows many examples of him bettering lives. He gives the “homies” opportunities, shows them love and compassion, and gives them hope to do more with their lives. Through his story, Father Boyle has shown me as well as my classmates that there is always hope with everything you do.
Throughout, Father Greg gives many opportunities to many different “homies”. For example, “I give him five dollars” shows that he is willing to spend money right out of his own pocket so that Danny doesn’t go hungry. This happens when he is talking to Danny, a regular in Homeboy Industries, and realizes he needs food. The saint in Father Boyle gives him the money, which is really more than a five-dollar bill, it is a ticket. A ticket telling Danny that he supports him and wants him to do well. Father Greg just has the heart to drop anything to go help one of his fellow brothers or sisters. He sincerely wants to help, not for the glory, just for the good of the community as well as mankind.
Something else that Father Boyle does is he shows a tremendous amount of love and compassion for everyone around and surrounding him. No matter what color, race, sex, what set they’re from, how they were raised, anything. He loves everyone. To prove this, “if you were my son, I’d be the proudest man alive” shows that he shows Looney a tremendous amount of love. Looney has just pulled G aside to show him his report card of “straight A’s” which turned out to be a little off but Father Greg decides to support Looney and show compassion because he is proud of him regardless. Looney actually only got one A grade but didn’t receive any bad marks and G is very proud of him for this. Looney worked hard for that and he sees it.
Also, Father Boyle gives each and every one of his brothers and sisters a great amount of hope and makes each person feel like they have the power to rule the world if he or she wanted to. This...