Inspiration for the end of the year, Part 2: Compassion and kinship

Filed in Work by on December 23, 2014 3 Comments

The other video that has made a real impression on me this year is this TED Talk from Fr Gregory Boyle, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, and an acknowledged expert on gangs, intervention and ‘re-entry’. Very funny and very inspiring. I’ve just bought his book, Tattoos on the Heart, which is going to be my Christmas reading. (There is a little bit of gangland language half-way through…)

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Fr Stephen Wang is a Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Westminster. He is currently Senior University Chaplain for the Archdiocese. Some of his articles have previously been published on his personal blog, Bridges and Tangents. See:

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  1. John O'Neill says:

    I found this very inspiring and am waiting in Hope for the Vision.

  2. mags says:

    A second brilliant talk.

    It might be so life-saving when in our ministry we reach in and dismantle messages of shame and disgrace where somebody feels ashamed and graceless.

    But It is abhorrent in ministry when somebody reaches in to dismantle ‘these messages’ by TRYING to shame and disgrace someone.

    What a special man.

  3. mags says:

    However I thought Papa holding up the Mirror was priceless ~ God I Love that man!

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