The Duty of Delight

November 29th, 2019 By punkpriest

The Duty of Delight Servant of God Dorothy Day 1 Peter 3:13-4:6 English Standard Version (ESV) 13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your […]

You Are Invited to the Feast

November 28th, 2019 By punkpriest

You Are Invited to the Feast John 6:25-35     Our friend Stephanie Salter, retired columnist, texted  this morning, “We are fu.ked without gratitude.” And in that comment carries the whole meaning of present day Thanksgiving–a day to remember, and to give thanks. Without gratitude we walk around as shadows.     Personally we have gratitude for  […]

God Lurks in the Gaps

November 24th, 2019 By punkpriest

Father River Damien Sims A Thanksgiving Love Note God Lurks In the Gaps     Last night I sat with five of my friends, around their campfire, in Golden Gate Park. “Ghost”, 17, a kid whose parents kicked him out on the streets when he was 13, homeless, living day to day, and  in remission of leukemia, […]

Relational Realty

November 21st, 2019 By punkpriest

Relational Reality by Le Baily Boyston “Most of us live a life wrapped in a subjective fiction we call “our reality”. This book is grounded in applicable behavioral skills proven over thousands of years. In this post modern age there has never been a more important ether to objective truth. Never has there been a […]

The Strength of the Link

November 20th, 2019 By punkpriest

In the midst of  Impeachment Hearings, the division of politics, and the various interpretation of Christian values, Fr. Richard Rhor summarizes the heart of the Gospel Message in the following:   The Strength of the Link Wednesday, November 20, 2019     I have long admired the work of Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister and was […]

Radical Listening

November 18th, 2019 By punkpriest

Radical Listening I Maccabees 3:1-24; Matthew 17:1-13 Through  the years I am asked, “Tell us a story of success?’ “How many people have you helped?” Grants require numbers to be given. We get no grants. Success is determined by numbers.     Two thoughts:     First this past week I have been threatened both physically, and verbally […]

Like Sands Through the Hour Glass

November 17th, 2019 By punkpriest

“Like Sands Through the Hour Glass, So Are the Days of our Lives” Luke 21:5-38 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple 5 And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, 6 “As for these things that you see, the days will come […]

Spying In our Restrooms for Securities Sake

November 16th, 2019 By punkpriest

Spying In Our Restrooms–For Securities Sake! I Maccabees 2:1-28. Matthew 16:21-28     A friend, who is in his thirties, and I were talking about Halloween in Sebastopal, when he was thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen, and how we would go and toilet paper trees, and get chased by whomever. I told him those days were over, […]

The Cost of Looking Back

November 15th, 2019 By punkpriest

The Cost of Looking Back Luke 17:26-37 English Standard Version (ESV) 26 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood […]

New Life

November 14th, 2019 By punkpriest

  NEW LIFE NEW LIFE Psalm 23 Sergel Nikolaevich Bulgakove writes: “The Church of Christ is not an institution, it is a new life with Christ and in Christ guided by the Holy Spirit.” In my anniversary Bible I have a hundred or so signatures of those who are “Church” , and only around ten […]