Did you miss getting to see Fr. Boyle, author of “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion”, speak at SLU? The book was our recent Faith in Action book club selection. The entire presentation is available on YouTube.
Tattoos on the Heart
Rival gang members worked side by side. How did this unusual arrangement—enemies working together— play out? Can you think of ways this approach might work in a different context of conflict?
“Kinship is ‘being one.’ It means there is no ‘us’ and ‘them,’ there is only ‘us.’ Without kinship there is no peace, without kinship there is no justice.”
Catholic Social Teaching asserts that all human beings must see within every person both a reflection of God and a mirror of themselves, and must honor and respect this dignity as a divine gift.
It’s not too late to join our Faith in Action Book Club! What did these stories teach you about kinship, compassion, redemption and mercy?
Join our Faith in Action book club! As you started reading the stories of the gang members—were you expecting monsters? “Human dignity comes from God, not from any human quality or accomplishment.”