Be Yourself

January 17th, 2018 By punkpriest

Be Yourself Mark 3:1-6 In our Scripture this morning Jesus is judged harshly for healing a person, in much the same way we use our red tape and regulations to judge others who are  healers. I am having surgery today, taken off all medication last night, and have have been crying in pain the last […]

Love Is. .

January 16th, 2018 By punkpriest

Love “Love is giving people  the ability to destroy you but trusting they will not.. .” I gave the excuse to my friend Marilyn to go home to see her grand daughter yesterday. That was my excuse, I went home and cried for hours, just cried. It was funny, I could not stop crying, I […]

Loving All People

January 14th, 2018 By punkpriest

Loving All People “I was suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that I loved all those people, that they were mine, and I theirs, that we could not be alien to one another even though we were total strangers. It was like waking from a dream of separateness” Thomas Merton On my wall and desk I […]

The Gift/The Ying and the Yang

January 10th, 2018 By punkpriest

The Gift–The Ying and the Yang Mark 1:29-39 Tonight I sat by the bed of a seventy five year old man who has been suffering from cancer. I met him at Toast one morning while I was eating breakfast, several years ago, and we have walked together since that time. He was not a believer, […]

Living on the Edge

January 8th, 2018 By punkpriest

Living on the Edge This after noon I saw my surgeon–and he looked me in the eye and said: “Father, the tear is worst than we expected and there is damage done to one of the bones, and it is going to be a very difficult process.” In other words there may be permanent damage. […]

Moment by Moment

January 6th, 2018 By punkpriest

One Second At A Time Seventeen year old Andrew has just left. He came an hour and a half ago thinking of suicide. His life is not easy living on the streets. Andrew ruminates a lot about killing himself. As he was leaving he hugged me and said: “I feel safe talking to you because […]

Who ARe You

January 2nd, 2018 By punkpriest

Who Are You? John 1:19-28 Early New Years’ morning I tripped in a drive way and chipped my arm and the lower part of my side is bruised; last week my car was damaged in an accident; what I remember about New Years’ Eve it  was the most awesome time I had  with my two […]