Of Fire and Figs

March 23rd, 2019 By punkpriest

Of Fire and Figs Luke 13:1-9 English Standard Version (ESV) Repent or Perish 13 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they […]

A Blessing and A Curse

March 22nd, 2019 By punkpriest

A Blessing and a Curse Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a St. Teresa of Avila was on a trip late in her life, traveling on a road being flooded, much like many places  in Northern California. As she tried to navigate the waters of an overflowing river, the current was so swift she lost her footing and […]

The Sin of Indifference

March 21st, 2019 By punkpriest

The Sin of Indifference Luke 24-26 “And he called out, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame. But Abraham said: “Child remember that you in your life time received your good things, […]

Unmistakably Similar

March 20th, 2019 By punkpriest

Unmistakably Simiar Jeremiah 18:18-20 Matthew 20:17-28 The ministries of Jesus and Jeremiah  are remarkably similar accept they differ. Jeremiah initially speaks on the behalf of his adversaries, hoping to turn away “God’s wrath”, he goes on to pray for their deaths; And Jesus? He came “not to condemn the world, but to save it. (John […]

Unnatural Family

March 19th, 2019 By punkpriest

    God’s Unnatural Family St. Joseph–Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2 Samuel 4-5a, 12, 14a, 16, Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22,  Matthew 1:16-18:21 “This morning I meditated on God’s eagerness to forgive me, revealed in these words: “As far as the East is from the West, so far does God remove my sin” (Psalms […]

Unnatural Family

March 19th, 2019 By punkpriest

  God’s Unnatural Family St. Joseph–Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2 Samuel 4-5a, 12, 14a, 16, Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22,  Matthew 1:16-18:21 “This morning I meditated on God’s eagerness to forgive me, revealed in these words: “As far as the East is from the West, so far does God remove my sin” (Psalms 103:12). […]

Blessed Are the Merciful!

March 18th, 2019 By punkpriest

“Be Merciful, Even As Your Father Is Merciful!” Luke 6:36-38 English Standard Version (ESV) 36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. Judging Others 37 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 give, and it will be given to you. Good […]

The Arduous But Not Impossible Journey

March 16th, 2019 By punkpriest

The Arduous But Not Impossible Journey Luke 9:28-36; Matthew 5:43-48 The Transfiguration Story is every one’s story of our own journey into the nature we were created to explore and inhabit This is not an easy march or a quiet march, it is an arduous but not impossible journey, and it is a journey of […]

Darkness

March 13th, 2019 By punkpriest

Darkness Jonah 3:1-10;Luke 11:29-32 When my brother was killed a kind pastor said to me: “You are given a choice, you can become bitter, resentful, angry at God, or you can put your hand in the hand of God and let him be with you.  Walk in the darkness in trust, and you will come […]

Invitation to the Tenderloin Stations of the Cosmic Christ

March 12th, 2019 By punkpriest

Dear Colleagues and Friends, Our Nineteenth Annual Stations of the Cross this year will be conducted through the Tenderloin on Good Friday, April 19, 2019 beginning at 12 Noon. This year we have adapted Fr. Michael Fox, and Bishop Marc Andrus, Stations of the Cosmic Christ, as our service. We would like to invite you […]