Chapter 2: Dis-Grace
Now chapter 2. When I read the title I thought of Dis-grace, and how maybe it was a typo. Then I kept reading and I got upon the story of Danny. The kid who throws firecrackers in the bathroom. He is “cornered by shame and disgraced” (Boyle 46). He is disgraced I think in the fact that he lied to father G and said that he did not do it. But even though he lied I think I would've have done it too, to be honest. I also like to story about lula. It's very sad. But my favorite thing lula does is when he is all happy and excited to show G his report card. It read all F’s and I thought that was funny that he was excited to show him it even though it had all F’s. Then Father G reads more and sees Absences: 0. Something that simple can make him so happy, and I'm sure he was really happy when he realized that he didn't miss any days. I think the main theme of this chapter was that you should forgive people. People do bad things and might not admit it but God knows and it's okay to forgive people.
Chapter 3: Compassion
Compassion. I never really understood what compassion really met. I had a general idea but after this reading I think I have a better idea. It never really gave an example but just because that one guy stood up and told everyone what his definition of compassion is. Just as the book said “He had room for everybody in his compassion”. “He” is referring to Jesus. Jesus wants the best for everyone and did everything he could, I want to do that. This chapter had one of the saddest story in the book to me. The death of Benito. Benito was a fun little kid. Him and Father G even had their own jokes like “Your the real deal”. I don't think Benito deserved to die. It's sad that Father G had to bury so many people, especially little kids. I think the main theme of this chapter is just to be humble. You should not be proud and show it to everyone. Jesus had a room in his heart for us, so we should make room for him.