Christ Has Set Us Free!

June 28th, 2019 By punkpriest

  Reflections for Sunday, Pride Sunday, July 30, 2019 Christ Has Set Us Free And Gives Us Courage for the Journey! “For freedom Christ has set us free, stand firm, therefore and do not submit to the yoke of slavery. . Only do not use your freedom for an opportunity of fulfilling your own desires, […]

Holiness

June 25th, 2019 By punkpriest

Holiness The rewards for an outward show of piety all too easily can become illusory. True holiness is an inward quality to be treasured in the heart. -Br. David Allen To really care is to try to move from our typical human characteristics of back biting, complaining, and move out into caring about people. Judgements […]

Legacy

June 20th, 2019 By punkpriest

  Legacy Luke 8:26-39 Last night I viewed Emanuel the documentary about the murders in Charleston, S.C. in June of 2015. It is a story of tragedy, hate, and forgiveness.  One activist commented, commented that if he had , any thoughts of activism over the event, they  were “knocked down” by the forgiveness of the […]

Village of Dad’s

June 16th, 2019 By punkpriest

A Village of Fathers     This is Father’s Day.  A day in which we remember our dad’s. We do not appreciate our dad’s enough, Joseph is never fully appreciated, we hear about Mary, but not the father of Jesus.     Today I was going down the street, and one of my guys from the Haight yells […]

Compassion

June 15th, 2019 By punkpriest

COMPASSION Not Me but God 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 English Standard Version (ESV) “14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; 15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their […]

Health Care for the Homeless

June 14th, 2019 By punkpriest

Health Care On the Margins “The smallest things become great when God requires them of us; they are small only in themselves; they are always great when they are done for God, and when they serve to unite us with Him eternally.” – François Fénelon (1651-1715), Letters to Men and Women Proverbs 8:22–31 22 s“The Lord […]

Truly of God

June 12th, 2019 By punkpriest

Truly of God Matthew 5:17-9 “Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law but to fulfill the law.”. . .     For as long as I can remember the Book, the Bible, has been the central guide of my life. My dad read his Bible every night, he […]

Our Mothers’ Love

June 9th, 2019 By punkpriest

Our Mother’s Love–June 10, 2019 John 19:25–34 “25 xbut standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and ythe disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, z“Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to […]

Being Soul Friends on the Margins

June 9th, 2019 By punkpriest

  Being Soul Friends on the Margins of God John 14:15-26 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit 15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper,[a] to be with you forever..  ………………………………………. 23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, […]

Does It Really Matter?

June 6th, 2019 By punkpriest

Does It Really Matter? 30 But on the next day, desiring to know the real reason why he was being accused by the Jews, he unbound him and commanded the chief priests and all the council to meet, and he brought Paul down and set him before them. 23 And looking intently at the council, Paul said, […]