Just Be Ready!

May 31st, 2018 By punkpriest

Just Be Ready! “The only way to get something for nothing is to be lucky. It’s easy to be thankful when you lucky. Everyone wants to be lucky. If I can’t be lucky I’ll just be ready. Psalm 126 Ivan Anderson, student, Psalms in Ordinary Voices: A Representation of the 150 Psalms by Men, Women, […]

That Sort of Savior

May 30th, 2018 By punkpriest

That Sort of Savior I Peter 1:-18-25. .”love one another deeply from the heart”. Mark 10:32-45 The disciples really did not know who Jesus was–they questioned him, and ultimately they died following him as they evolved into knowing him as the one who loved them deeply. Our experience of Jesus is one who walks with […]

The Bounds of Holiness

May 28th, 2018 By punkpriest

The Bounds of Holiness “You are a people holy to me.” says God Lev. 20:26). We come to know how holy we are by facing into the horror of how we have been wounded, and have wounded. The deepening awareness of the wrongs, we have committed against one another is a function of the recognition […]

Diversity/The Holy Trinity

May 27th, 2018 By punkpriest

Diversity–Trinity Sunday Matthew 28:16-28 The concept of the Trinity is a symbol of the diversity of God, a concept of the evolution of God. The God of the Hebrews was a tribal God, a God who was violent God who was magical, and who repaid with fire. He/She was a reflection of the evolution of […]

Be Merciful!

May 25th, 2018 By punkpriest

Be Merciful! James 5:7-12 Last night there was a Face Book post from a homeless man. He described going to bed folded in a blanket, afraid of being beaten up, cold all night long, getting up with no idea how he would find food. He had “go fund me” app. He is a man who […]

Everything Is A Gift!

May 24th, 2018 By punkpriest

Everything Is A Gift! James 5:1-6; Mark 9:41-50 Our readings today describe life as a gift to be lived for others. Poverty in spirit is a matter of gratitude. When we recognized that everything is a gift, we grow in love of the Giver, and in return we give out of that love. There is […]

Become As A Child!

May 22nd, 2018 By punkpriest

Become as A Child! “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me, but the one who sent me.” Mark 9:37 “It is by grace that you have been saved, through faith; not by anything of your own, but by a gift from God; not by anything […]

Being Honest

May 21st, 2018 By punkpriest

BEING HONEST This week end ended up for me in a way that has been the most embarrassingĀ  in the time I have been in San Francisco. In fact it is the culmination of my experience in the last year. I feel so ashamed. Saturday night I got so drunk I took a walk in […]

Reflections!

May 18th, 2018 By punkpriest

John 21:15-19–Reflect Ramadan, the Muslim period of fasting, is a way of identifying with those forgotten in our society who have no food, housing, or support. Our papers are full of articles about the homeless, and our Mayoral campaigns have plans for solutions. During Ramadan, Muslims fast and pray from sun up to sundown, and […]

My Bags are Packed And I am Ready to God!

May 13th, 2018 By punkpriest

My Bags Are Packed And I am Ready to God! Last night at 11:08 p.m. was the anniversary of my brother’s Stacy’s death. He was taking his driving testĀ  the next day and so we were practicing. He skidded, and Stacy died instantly, and I did not receive a scratch. I remember holding his head […]