The most recent book read in the Sacred Journeys book group was Father Greg Boyle’s Barking at the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship. This book continues where Tattoos on the Heart left off. To culminate the groups study, a field trip was planned to have lunch at Homegirl Cafe. Then have a tour of the Homeboys facility. Culminating with a personal meeting with Fr. Greg. All of this was made possible by the Community of Divine Love.
The tour of the facility, lead by an enthusiastic employee of Homeboys Industries opened our eyes to the love and compassion shown to all through this impressive organization. All Homeboy employees wear T-Shirts made by Homeboy Industries. All the shirts have a saying attributed for Father Greg. I noticed one quote on the back of one shirt, “You are exactly what God had in mind when he made you.” This is a powerful statement for individuals that felt they previously had no worth. It is something for each of us to remember. The meeting with Fr. Greg Boyle (and a signing of his book) capped of a day of love, community and kinship.
Pictured are members that participated in the book study group.