Closing Our Eyes

July 31st, 2017 By punkpriest

CLOSING OUR EYES “We are not here to change the world, but to be changed by the world”. Buddhist Saying Matthew 13:44-46 The pearl of great price that Jesus talks about is not something that we grab, we get for ourselves.  It is in being changed into new beings, new beings who see life as […]

And You Decide

July 31st, 2017 By punkpriest

AND WE DECIDE Feast of St. Ignatius Matthew 13:31-35 “He told another parable to them: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and planted in his field.” The Kingdom of God is in us, each of us has that spark, God’s presence. It is a hidden treasure. It is there […]

Riddles, Questions, and Love!

July 30th, 2017 By punkpriest

  RIDDLES, QUESTIONS, AND LOVE1 “Again the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of in fine pearls.  When he foun the very precious pearl, he went and sold all that he owned and bought it.”Matthewe 13: 46 What is the pearl of great price, the treasure in the field, the fish worth […]

August Newsletter of Temenos Catholic Worker

July 27th, 2017 By punkpriest

Temenos Catholic Worker P.O. Box 642656 San Francisco, CA 94164 415-305-2124 (pay pal) August, 2017 Fr. River Damien Sims, D.Min., D.S.T.,  Director ——————————————————————————————————– JOUFNAL OF AN ALEN STREET PRIEST In August we talk of the “dog days of summer,” referring to the oppressive heat where everyone slows down and simply relaxes during the […]

Give Me the Best Seat!

July 25th, 2017 By punkpriest

Give Me the Best Seat! Feast of St. James Matthew 20:20-28 When I read this Scripture I think of me when I was young and heard that still small voice, to follow Jesus. I dreamed of large pulpits and nice houses–well I was fooled, and for the better.  For in following Christ in these years […]

Who NeedsWeeds?

July 24th, 2017 By punkpriest

Who Needs Weeds? Matt. 13:24-43 In the early chapters of the Gospel we her Christ called “Emmanuel” “God with us!” and my friend asked the question in a sermon: “If all you have is me is that enough?” And ultimately Jesus is all we have. I have been left with no one, and no hope, […]

The Fullness of Life

July 22nd, 2017 By punkpriest

The Fullness of Life Feast of Mary Magdalene John 20:1-18 “By refusing to dominate animals, we make the essential connections and open inner doorways to understanding and deconstructing the abuse of privilege in our own lives. Justice, equality, veganism, freedom, spiritual evolution, and universal compassion are inextricably connected.” Dr. Will Tuttle Today on this Feast […]

Befriending Death

July 21st, 2017 By punkpriest

ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” -Winston Churchill   ↵ Crossing the Road For One Another Matt. 12: 1-8 “We become neighbours when we are willing to cross the road for one another. There is so much separation and segregation: between black people and white people, between gay people and straight people, between young people […]

Power and Mercy

July 20th, 2017 By punkpriest

Power And Mercy MT 11:28-30 Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden […]

The Unsophisticated Christ

July 19th, 2017 By punkpriest

The Unsophisticated Christ “At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you’ve hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and we have shown them to be babies. Indeed Father, this brings you happiness.” Matthew 11:25 “One of the great struggles of contemporary North America is the decay […]