How Much Do We Care?

September 29th, 2019 By punkpriest

How Much  Do We Care? The Rich Man and Lazarus–ESV 19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s […]

In The Cross of Christ I Glory

September 28th, 2019 By punkpriest

  In the Cross of Christ I Glory” “For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. You sweep them away with a flood; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning: in the morning it flourishes […]

Our Daily Bread

September 27th, 2019 By punkpriest

Our Daily Bread Matthew 6:7-15 English Standard Version (ESV) 7 “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 Pray then like this: […]


September 24th, 2019 By punkpriest

TRANSFORMATION I Corinthians 5: 6-8 6 Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7 Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 8 Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not […]

Peneil–October Newsletter of Temenos Catholic Worker

September 21st, 2019 By punkpriest

  Peniel “Where Jacob wrestled with God” Temenos Catholic Worker P.O. Box 642656 San Francisco, CA 94164 415-305-2124 Fr River Sims, D.Min., D.S.T., Director October, 2019 Twenty Fifth Anniversary Issue —————————————————– Journal of An Alien Street Priest: On October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, we moved into our room on Polk Street in […]


September 21st, 2019 By punkpriest

A NEW IOU Luke 16:10-13 English Standard Version (ESV) 10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? […]

Befriending Death

September 17th, 2019 By punkpriest

Befriending Death Luke 7:11-17 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son 11″ Soon afterward[a] he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only […]

Lost and Found

September 15th, 2019 By punkpriest

LOST AND FOUND Luke 15:11-32 English Standard Version (ESV) The Parable of the Prodigal Son 11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. 13 Not […]


September 12th, 2019 By punkpriest

Luke 6:27-38 English Standard Version (ESV) Love Your Enemies 27 “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29 To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away […]

In The Watch Fires

September 9th, 2019 By punkpriest

        In the Watch Fires of a Hundred Circling Camps  Luke 6:6-11 ———————————————     As I walked through the Tenderloin Saturday night for Resin’s service many people spoke to me from their tents on the side walk. Surrounded by a windy, foggy night, a verse from the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” echoed  […]