“The measure of our compassion lies not in our service to those on the margins, but in our willingness to see ourselves in kinship with them.”

“Kinship is not serving the other, but being one with the other.”

“We all have wounds, but the wounds of the poor are often the most visible.”

“Our job is to be a loving presence. To accompany each other in our struggles, rather than try to fix or rescue.”

“Our lives are not about avoiding the messiness, but diving into it and finding grace.”

“At Homeboy Industries, we seek to provide hope when others have given up on you.”

“The wisdom of the heart is what guides us in creating a community of kinship and compassion.”

“Ask not ‘What should I do?’, but ‘Who should I be?’”

“The most important question we can ask ourselves is: ‘Is my heart large enough to open to the outcasts?’”

“We do not go to the margins to make a difference, but to encounter the deeper truth of who we are.”

“It is not about fixing others, but about seeing the goodness in them and helping them see it in themselves.” AFTER DEATH MISSING QUOTES

“The measure of a society is not how it treats its privileged members, but how it treats those who have nothing.”

“In kinship, we are all brothers and sisters, connected by a common spark of humanity.”

“We are all longing to be seen, acknowledged, and loved for who we are. It is the greatest gift we can give to each other.”

“We are defined not by our mistakes, but by our capacity to love and be loved.”

“The goal is not to change people, but to offer them a safe space to be themselves.”

“Healing happens in the context of relationships, when people feel valued and supported.”

“Gangs are often born out of a desperation for belonging. We must offer a community where people can belong.”

“The greatest challenge is to overcome our fear and prejudices, and see one another as equal human beings.”

“There is no greater joy than witnessing the transformation of someone who has been marginalized into a person of worth and dignity.”

“When we stand with the marginalized, we stand on the side of justice, love, and the divine.”