Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The power of hope: 2 Minutes of Wisdom by Father Greg Boyle, SJ


Lots of parallels to the growing cancerous gang culture in Mexico and Latin America.

What if the U.S. invested in development, in Kin-ship, in building up and supporting...rather than in war?


P.S. Sorry the video embeds, but doesn't work! Gak! Hope you'll click through and watch. I'm going to leave this up anyway. Well worth it.

1 comment:

Vicente Duque said...

Thanks Billie for Beautiful Articles - I could not agree more with your views !

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