Analysis Of Gregory Boyle 's ' Tattoos On The Heart ' Essay

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Poverty has always been a huge problem in society and has only been getting worse as time goes by. In the United States approximately fifty million Americans live in poverty. On a global scale over a billion people in the world are poor and over eight hundred million are hungry. In the bible, there are many instances where poverty is present. There are also instances in Tattoos on the Heart, where Gregory Boyle helps struggling former criminals transform their lives back to normalcy. Gregory Boyle says “If there is a fundamental challenge within these stories, it is simply to change our lurking suspicion that some lives matter less than other lives.” Gregory Boyle cares for the less fortunate and feels everyone should have a second chance in this world and to capitalize on it. For decades’ hunger and poverty has stricken millions of Americas. Every year since the mid 1900s, poverty increasing by millions. Each president tries to make the right moves but does not focus enough time to fix the huge problem. The main problem lays in the operation of the political and economic system of the United States, which has a tendency to keep the poor families poor. Religion has always had an impact on how we look at poverty and how we should handle it. Through the Bible, Jesus’s words have proved to be true to this day. In Matthew 26:11, Jesus says” The poor you will always have with you.” Jesus means the poor will seem to always be a problem which doesn’t make any sense. Every year…

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