Preface and Introduction: The preface and introduction is about Fr. Gregory Boyle and how Homeboy Industries came into being. I find it so beautiful, the story of Fr. Greg starting Homeboy Industries. Homeboy Industries began with marches that would go through the projects where tensions were high. These marchers called themselves the Committee for Peace. They would calm the gang members with their prayer and singing. One day the Committee for Peace went to factories surrounding the housing projects to tell the factory foreman that what gang members really wanted wasn't just money, they wanted jobs. This was the beginning of Homeboy Industries.
"Dis-Grace": the second chapter ( Dis-Grace) is about how the gang members feel. They feel as if they have no hope to redeeming themselves. This chapter really spoke to me. There was a story in side this chapter, the story of Carmen. Carmen was a heroin addict, gang member, street person, and an occasional prostitute. When Carmen came in to meet with Fr.Greg, he thought of her as an interruption, she then chokes up and tells Fr. G she is a disgrace. This is when Fr. Greg realizes he mistook her as a interruption, she was a human. This message has stuck with me. People who need help can seem to be a wast of time, but they are humans and it is our duty as fellow humans to help them.