"We are not called to be successful, but faithful." This CHAPTER you would think would be about good success stories, but mostly this chapter is about death. Father G says, "Success is measured on how much faith you have." The best success story, in my opinion, is about a woman named Soledad. Two out of her four kids are dead. Ronnie and Angel were both killed by gang memebers. Soledad got rushed to the hospital one day for an irregular heartbeat. While sitting there, a boy who was shot was rolled right next to her. This was one of the boys who killed her sons. Since she has faith, she prayed he would live. He did. She had faith and was kind to those who hurt her. I can learn from this.
CHAPTER 9: kinship. KINSHIP is a bond. It's being one with others. Father G was definitely one with others. He didn't just HELP them, he was WITH them. My favorite story is a funny one from this chapter. Louie just got out of jail and came to G's office. He was covered in hickies. He says to G, "So here I am! I just got out yesterday and you're the very first person I came to see." G laughs and says, "Louie I have a feeling I was your second stop." They laugh and this is when their KINSHIP is formed. It was just them and nothing could've separated them.