Father Greg Boyle runs the largest gang rehab program in the world.
Here is what he has learned over the last 30 years helping gang members change their lives:
“I had mistakenly tried to “save” young men and women trapped in gang life. But then, in an instant, I learned that saving lives is for the Coast Guard. Me wanting a gang member to have a different life would never be the same as that gang member wanting to have one. I discovered that you do not go to the margins to rescue anyone. But if we go there, everyone finds rescue.”
Invoking the change we seek to make in the world starts with enrollment, flipping the lights on and getting people around you to understand that your journey is worth taking.
Expecting things to happen though is far different from hoping for things to happen. The former being fruitless and frustrating. Hope, on the other hand, could be the ignition needed to start your movement.