Tim once said, "I'm just an agoraphobic on the go." and I feel that way sometimes. I can always talk myself out of going somewhere on my own. Nadine voiced the desire to go hear an author speak last Friday and later she decided to stay home. If I'm thinking of driving to North Carolina, I'd jolly well better start practicing; I talked her back into the idea of going and off we went. Neither of our husbands seemed interested. We were two women on the loose.
The speech was scheduled at a regular Kiwanis Club meeting which
As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Father Boyle created an organization to provide jobs, job training and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration. He founded Homeboy Industries, a part of which is Homegirl Cafe. I urge you to follow the link. (click on "Homegirl Cafe") Father Boyle told us the story of the time that Diane Keaton, for unbeknownst reasons, came to the restaurant and the girl who waited on her, said, "I've seen you before.....where have I seen you?" The actress modestly replied that she had the kind of face that looks familiar. The waitress continued to search her mind and finally said, "I know!!! You and I served time together!"
His other stories were moving......25 years ago he buried the first murdered gang member. This week, there are arrangements to bury the 174th. Heart rending stories...........tear jerking tales.......life altering inspiration. The 2 young men who came along with him to carry the books and be generally helpful came from rival gangs. Working at Homeboy Industries together made things different.
Nadine bought a copy of "Tattoos on the Heart" for the Manor Library. I bought my own copy. It promises to be a fascinating read.
If the opportunity arises, I recommend you find a way to hear this remarkable man. Or, you can always search out his book.