tattoo's of the heart

tattoo's of the heart - Christine Nguyen September 19, 2010...

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Christine Nguyen September 19, 2010 Tattoos on the Heart “How do you work with the poor?” (Boyle 172). How does a priest who grew up in a relatively peaceful setting with a loving family find the strength everyday to work in a gang plagued neighborhood. To give his life to a cause where the outcome can so easily swing to tragedy. In his book “Tattoos on the Heart” Gregory Boyle included as many stories about death on the street as he has about finding redemption. He doe not hide the darkness of his job by blinding us with light, by telling us the “success stories”, about the gangbangers who made it out of the gang life. Boyle knows that for the readers to understand, to truly understand, his message, we would have to understand that his job promises no reward. At times Boyle is almost cruel with his honesty. He builds up these gang members so that their not gang members anymore, they were people, they were good kids, they were changed. Boyle builds them up and as a reader we want to see them
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2011 for the course HIST 1100 taught by Professor Pettinato during the Spring '08 term at Fordham.

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