Working From Our Innerselves

June 28th, 2018 By punkpriest

What kind of spiritual environment were you born into? Working From Our Innerselves Matthew 7:21-29 Common English Bible (CEB) Entrance requirements 21 “Not everybody who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will get into the kingdom of heaven. Only those who do the will of my Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 On the Judgment Day, […]

Friendship in the Social Media Age

June 27th, 2018 By punkpriest

Friendship in the Social Media Age Matthew 7:15-20 , , ,”Therefore you will know them by their fruit.” In his Introduction to the Devout Life,   St. Francis de Sales, writes that “among the passions of the soul, love holds first place. And he adds that “friendship is mutual love, and it is not mutual it […]

Treat People as You Want to Be Treated!

June 26th, 2018 By punkpriest

TREAT PEOPLE AS YOU WANT TO BE TREATED! Matthew 7: 12 Today I was reading of the 1980 Presidential Debate where candidates of the same party reflected: “Illegal Immigrants are my neighbors, we must not be harmful to them or their children but treat them with respects. Their children must be educated with our children. […]

Love After Love

June 25th, 2018 By punkpriest

LOVE AFTER LOVE     Yesterday was a day of celebration of equality at Pride. When you work with the people  reality of their humanity breaks through.  There is a lot of anger and fear present. One gentleman who last year talked to me about the neglect of seniors at Pride, and I filed his comments. […]

A Rainbow of Colors

June 22nd, 2018 By punkpriest

A Rainbow of Colors Matthew 6:19-23 Pride begins tomorrow.  There will be partying, speeches, drinking, and people going wild. Pride is  a time of the celebration of equality, and it celebrates not just LGBTQ equality but the equality of all people. We will have four  high school students, one new graduate from high school, and […]

LGBTQ Youth and Spirituality

June 19th, 2018 By punkpriest

(Matthew Shepherd) LGBTQ YOUNG ADULTS AND SPIRITUALITY “Myth Brings Understanding and Meaning to Our humanity” (Unknown) Matthew 5:43-48 Last Thursday night at the Terra Linda High School graduation, a young lady, gave an amazing speech on diversity. She began with a period of silent meditation, for those who have died from racism, sexism, and LGBTQ.   […]

No One Notices

June 12th, 2018 By punkpriest

No One Notices Matthew 5:13-16 “Unfortunately,  no one notices your tears. No one notices your sadness. No one notices your pain. But everyone notices your mistakes.” This quote is one of the truest quotes I have found in a long time. It says it like it is. In the last few months people have never […]

Everything Has It’s Time!

June 11th, 2018 By punkpriest

  Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Everything Has Its Time “3 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a […]

Compassion

June 10th, 2018 By punkpriest

COMPASSION/GIVING/CARING/LOVING OUR NEIGHBOR Mark 3:20-35 There has been a video on Facebook of a really young boy, 10 or 11,  who supposedly was trying to break into  a car being confronted by a large man, who is scary even for me. The man is calling the police, who apparently never came, and the young boy […]

Self-Piercing Love

June 8th, 2018 By punkpriest

Self-Piercing Love Ephesians 3:8-19, John 19:33-37 Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Today is the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and what we believe  this means is that the water and blood flowing from the side of Jesus is the union of divine and human love.  And in that union human love becomes […]