Father Greg Boyle, a Jesuit priest, wrote this book about his mission to rehabilitate ex gang members by giving them a job and loving them unconditionally.
Father Boyle or "G" as they call him, shares stories of hope where few others have ever thought that hope was available. He gives a powerful illustration of unconditional love to the marginalized.
To the bulk of society, our sons and daughters are the marginalized. Sometimes, it's hard to know how to love in the midst of fear and anger. It's hard to remember to love when our loved ones won't do what we want them to. We somehow think that loving someone when they do the things we don't approve of, it's like rewarding bad behavior. Sometimes we think that loving someone makes us lose a boundary.
We all have to decide how to approach our situations but this book has some really good ideas on how to keep that relationship and foster love. I loved it.
Today, I pray for each of you in your journey, right where you are, and I hope that you will find the motivation to help you with your loved ones.