Station 2: Jesus Carries His Cross

March 30th, 2020 By punkpriest

Station 2: Jesus Carries His Cross March 31, 2020–The Cloud of Unknowing     John of the Cross wrote about not knowing if God is present, feeling the emptiness of the soul, but trusting in God in that emptiness. With the same theme, an English teacher, who was dying of cancer, once told me “All will […]

Station 2: Jesus Condemned to Death

March 30th, 2020 By punkpriest

Tenderloin Stations of the Cross—Good Friday, 2020 City Hall-Polk Streetside—Noon-2:00 p.m.—Join us as we walk the Stations through the Tenderloin by reading with us at that time. Be with us in spirit and prayer. Monday, March 30, 2020 ———————————————————–        Sister Helen Prejean is known for her fight against the death penalty. She is a […]

Stations of the Cross, 2020

March 29th, 2020 By punkpriest

Sunday, March 29, 2020 Fifth Sunday in Lent John 11:25-26 “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”             Last night around 2 a.m. there was […]

Dark Emotions

March 28th, 2020 By punkpriest

The Dark Emotions     The opening  words of the of the Eucharistic Prayer, from The Celtic Eucharistic Service  remind us that we are simply a part of creation, and are called to work as equals in the world with all creatures: “Blessed are you, loving and faithful Creator God. All your works, the heights, the […]

They Also Serve

March 25th, 2020 By punkpriest

“They Also Serve Who Only Stand In Wait! “They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait.” John Milton Today When I Can Do Nothing “Today when I can do nothing, I saved an ant. It must have come in with the morning paper, still being delivered to those in shelter in place. A morning paper […]

Praying in Faith

March 25th, 2020 By punkpriest

Praying In Faith-What We Are Meant to Do! And Birthday Reflection. James 5:13-20     “Are there any among you suffering? Let them pray. Are any cheerful?  Let them sing psalms. Are any among you sick? They should call the elders of the church, and they they should pray over the sick person, anointing them with oil […]

The Rich and Suffering

March 22nd, 2020 By punkpriest

Lesson 8—James 5:1-12 THE RICH AND THE SUFFERING       Many times throughout our  ministry we  have preached and written on this passage. Looking  back we are ashamed. One Sunday, one lady  approached and asked: “I am poor to, I have money, but I am poor in other ways, in a lot of pain, what can […]

Humility and Faith

March 21st, 2020 By punkpriest

Session 7: Humility and Faith–James 4:1-17 . . .Warning Against Worldliness 4 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions1 are yat war within you?2 2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, […]

Interpreted With Love

March 20th, 2020 By punkpriest

Interpreted With Love     From time to time someone will send us a face book post telling us that “you live in a fantasy world, there is no God, grow up,” and there are the comments about us being careless etc. Honestly one learns more from the negative responses than the positive, they are God speaking […]

Choosing to Trust

March 19th, 2020 By punkpriest

Choosing to Trust Matthew 1:16-24 English Standard Version (ESV) “16 and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ. 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon […]