Chapter 5: Slow Work
Slow Work is about the things in life that can take time. We are reminded that God is patient with our mistakes, and so should we be with our mistakes. My favorite story from this chapter was without a doubt the story about Grumpy. When Father Greg went to Camp Munz he met Grumpy. Grumpy was well, grumpy, along with stubborn and many other things. Father G gave him the chance to get his body tattoos removed, but Grumpy roughly declined. In a quote to good to leave out G writes, "... 'Well,' I say, 'I don't even know you - but I KNOW why you got all these tattoos.' 'Yeah,' louder still, he says, 'Then why'd I get 'em?' 'Well, simple,' I say, as quiet as he is loud, ' One day when you weren't looking, your head... got stuck... up your butt. That's right, dog, you straight-out keistered your cabeza. So,' and I force my card into his hand, 'you call me the minute you locate your head'"(Boyle, 112). And not too long after, G did receive a call from Grumpy, and Grumpy found his head from underneath all of those tattoos. Even this situation applies to me, and probably to everyone. At some point we have all done something we knew we would regret, and we worked hard and it may have taken a while, but we got back on track.