Storm Tossed Existence

January 21st, 2020 By punkpriest

WE ARE ON THE SAME BOAT IN THE STORMY SEA “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16     Several years ago my friend Matthew and I were in Puerto Valera, Mexico. We were coming home, […]

The Living Saga

January 19th, 2020 By punkpriest

The Living Saga I Corinthians 1:8-9     The past two weeks we have been off all social media, our primary phone has been turned off. We needed a break, absolutely worn out. Two memorial services, and the stress of Christmas has been exhausting. Simply watching T.V. and eating good meals, and being alone has been […]

A River Runs Through It

January 18th, 2020 By punkpriest

A River Runs Through It! Genesis 32:22-32 “Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him.”       Recently a friend asked, “What does the phrase “A river runs through it” mean? The river is symbolic of our lives, running through nooks and crannies, shallow and deep places, ultimately flowing into the […]

The Road Less Traveled

January 15th, 2020 By punkpriest

The Road Less Traveled!     Last Wednesday when I left a friend’s house I realized how exhausted and tired I had become. My bro had become  angry when he heard me talking to his dad, and said, “you are talking shit,” and I realized I had no idea of what I said, I was simply […]

Embracing the True Self

January 15th, 2020 By punkpriest

Embracing My True Self! “Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to life long slavery.” Hebrews […]

Conformity and Call

January 13th, 2020 By punkpriest

Conformity and Call John 1:1-18; Mark 1:14-20     There are two prayers that reflect  my journey: the first is an Ignatian prayer: “the grace to want what God wants,” and the second is one used by  Flannery O Connor to describe a gentleman, “who wanted so much to be called that he ended up calling […]

Standing in the Gaze of Love

January 12th, 2020 By punkpriest

STANDING IN THE GAZE OF LOVE! “The Voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders. .The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice; the voice of the Lord is a voice of splendor.”     Yesterday I sat robed in a alb, and stole, waiting to begin a memorial service, reflecting […]

Trusting Our Unique Vocation

January 10th, 2020 By punkpriest

ing Our Unique Vocation John 10:7-17 English Standard Version (ESV) 7 So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, […]

Preaching the Kingdom of God

January 6th, 2020 By punkpriest

Preaching the Kingdom of God “From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand.”     What was Jesus preaching? What kind of Kingdom? Father Richard Rhor talks of how Jesus stayed in the center, never making judgments, and how in the center we can meet people in  all […]

Walk In Love!

January 4th, 2020 By punkpriest

Walk in Love! “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children and walk in love, as Christ loved us. And gave himself for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2 ESV ———————————————————————————     On a bright day in late April, birds singing, the smell of new life in the air, the Board of […]