Chapter 6- Jurisdiction: In this chapter the theme is belonging. Father Boyle, Cheppe, and Richie go to Coco's, a notch above Denny's. Everyone is appalled by seeing the homies and makes it clear they are outsiders. The waitress, unlike anyone else, treated them like a person with dignity. I learned that I need to open my eyes because everyone belongs,
Chapter 7- Gladness: The theme of delight best said by Leo Rock, "God created us bevause He thought we'd enjoy it." When we meet Moreno he is a very troubled teen. He eventually goes to prison. One day Father Boyle calls him and Moreno shares how excited he is to "digest a frog." I learned how there are many small delights in life I just have to be open to them.
Chapter 8- Sucess: Surrendering is a common theme. Scrappy who was mentioned in the first chapter appears again. He was killed while covering up graffiti. He left the gang and let Hod take over his actions. Taking on a task you surrender your own expectations and allow it to be God's will.
Chapter 9- Kinship: The theme of this chapter is celebrating the curse of compassion. The goal is not to just serve others but to be with them.