"Choose to become what child psychiatrist Alice Miller calls 'enlightened witnesses' - people who through their kindness, tenderness, and focused, attentive love return folks to themselves - it's a return, not a measuring up . . . We don't hold the bar up and ask people to measure up to it. One simply shows up and commits to telling the truth.
At Homeboy Industries, we seek to tell each person this truth: they are exactly what God had in mind when God made them--and then we watch, from this privileged place, as people inhabit this truth. Nothing is the same again. No bullet can pierce that, no prison walls can keep this out. And death can't touch it - it is just that huge."