Small Pebbles

January 31st, 2020 By punkpriest

Small Pebbles Mark 4:26-34 English Standard Version (ESV) The Parable of the Seed Growing 26 And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. 27 He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. 28 The earth produces by itself, first […]

Embracing the Wild Goose

January 30th, 2020 By punkpriest

Embracing the Wild Goose! 2 Kings 5:11-13 “But Naaman was angry and went a way saying, “Behold, I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call upon the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper. Are not Abana and Pharpar, […]

An Offering of Mercy

January 28th, 2020 By punkpriest

An Offering of Mercy 2 Samuel 6:12-19: “And David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord.”. .John 5:1-18–“And there in Jerusalem by the sheep gate, a pool called Bethesda.”     Bethesda means “house of mercy.” David offered offerings before the Lord celebrating his victory over Saul; Jesus calls us to make an offering […]

Live for Today–Plan for Tomorrow

January 27th, 2020 By punkpriest

Live Today–Live for the Future In Memory of Kolbe Bryant Mark 3:22-30 English Standard Version (ESV) Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit “22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.” 23 And he called them to him and said […]

Addicted to Jesus

January 26th, 2020 By punkpriest

ADDICTED TO JESUS “After he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fisher’s of men.” At once they left their nets […]

Peniel–February

January 25th, 2020 By punkpriest

Peniel February, 2020 “Where Jacob wrestled with God.” Temenos Catholic Worker Father River Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T. P.O. Box 642656 San Francisco, CA 94164 www.temenos.org temenos@gmail.com ————————————————— Journal of An Alien Street Priest:     As we prepare to enter Lent we are living in a time of much fear.  Fear draws us to the center […]

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 […]