April 30th, 2019 By punkpriest

Growth “Now the number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him or her was his or her own, but they had everything in common.” Acts 4:32 Dear God, I am so afraid to open my clenched fists! Who will […]

Resurrection Is Commission

April 28th, 2019 By punkpriest

  Philip Workman Resurrection Is Commission “Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven, and whose sins you retain are […]

Changes and Centering

April 28th, 2019 By punkpriest

Dear Friends, In the early morning of January 1, 2018, a foggy  night, I slipped and broke my rotary cuff. What followed  has been a year of recovery, which has been remarkably successful.  As with all injuries we have limitations,  the primary one is being unable to lift anything over thirty pounds (30 pounds) which […]

Missing the Messenger

April 27th, 2019 By punkpriest

Missing the Messenger Mark 16:9-15     Thursday night I was  a bitch to a volunteer, and what was going on was simply projection, the projection of my own wishes  upon him. For my deepest desire is for  everyone to see my street kids as I see them–my friends.      Earlier he overhead a fight with a […]

The Murkiness of Life

April 25th, 2019 By punkpriest

The Murkiness Within Luke 24:35-48 Alleluia We live in a world which is broken and violent, and yet we affirm our Easter Faith – that the persons with the gun, the bomb, with violence in their hearts, do not have the final word. Our Easter proclamation, our Alleluia, is that Christ has overcome the power […]

The Treasure Within

April 24th, 2019 By punkpriest

THE TREASURE WITHIN Acts 3:1-10     Peter says it: “I have no silver or gold. But what I have I give you, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.” It is easy to give silver or gold, material things, than give of ourselves. Let’s put Jesus in a bottle and hand […]

Going Into Galilee

April 22nd, 2019 By punkpriest

  “Go to Galilee and You Will See Me!” Matthew 28:8-15 English Standard Version (ESV) 8 So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then […]

Walking Tombs

April 19th, 2019 By punkpriest

Walking Tombs–Good Friday, 2019 On Wednesday I was sitting in a restaurant on Polk Street. Hundreds of people walked, drove, and peddled down the street. Some were listening to music, others running, there were homeless, the rich, the middle class, young and old, disabled in various ways, and people of all colors and religions. Paraphrasing […]

Cooking With the Fallen One’s

April 18th, 2019 By punkpriest

Cooking With the Fallen One’s Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14; Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16 bc, 17-18, I Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-15 “I have given you an example. .Truly I say to you a servant is not greater than his maser, nor a messenger greater than the one who sent him.” John 13:14 ff     Our groups and our societies […]

Best Friends Forever!

April 17th, 2019 By punkpriest

Best Friends Forever! Matthew 26:14-25 We can look around and see plentiful sorrow, and we may be unable to fix it. We may find no words, no actions, are sufficient to dress the wounds of the world. So, take heart; do not shun your tears. Do not be ashamed or afraid or dismissive of weeping, […]