Standing at the Margins – Greg Boyle
Greg Boyle, of Homeboy Industries, reminds us that following Jesus means standing where he stands — at the margins, in the lowly places, making voices heard. And that matters to Jesus, even if others say it is a waste. Greg suggests that we imagine a circle of compassion; then imagine no one standing outside that circle, dismantling any barriers keeping anyone out. Just as God is so taken up in his compassion and love for us that he isn’t concerned with his own exaltation and he doesn’t have time to be disappointed with us. To Jesus, it’s all about us — community, transformation, and living in the truth that we are exactly who God had in mind when he made us. That is the only praise that Jesus has any interest in.