Father Greg Boyle

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.

Greg Boyle

Greg Boyle

Father Gregory Boyle is the founder and Executive Director of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the United States, now it’s in 25th year. Homeboy’s unique and innovative approach of on-the-job training in conjunction with essential wrap-around services, including mental health therapy, tattoo removal, and case management, has become a model for other organizations around the world.

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  • awestruckdumbpilgrim

    March 20, 2016 at 2:30 am Reply

    Talk is cut off just as Father Boyle is crushing it.

    • Simply Jesus Team

      Simply Jesus Team

      April 1, 2016 at 1:12 am Reply

      Thanks for letting us know! We re-uploaded the video, and it looks like we’re back in business. Give it a try again and let us know if you have any further issues.

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