May 31st, 2020 By punkpriest

The Visitation Her Tender Mercy! And blessed is he who believed that there would be fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord. Luke 1:45     We have always  admired Mary’s faith in saying yes to God. She was a 14 year old girl, and placed in a position of being rejected because of […]

New Spirit, New Life

May 30th, 2020 By punkpriest

NEW SPIRIT AND NEW LIFE “On the last day of the festival, the great day, Jesus was standing there, he cried out, “Let any one who is thirsty come to me, and the let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of […]

Called to Be A Revolutionary

May 29th, 2020 By punkpriest

Called to Be A Revolutionary Psalm 102:3a: “For my days drift away like smoke.”     In reading Psalm 102, we hear a plea to God to respond to our cry, to offer comfort and strength  in our times of trouble.     I write and preach about being grateful for God’s loving arms, when much of the […]

National Day of Mourning and Lament

May 28th, 2020 By punkpriest

\ NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING AND LAMENT June 1, 2020 Noon ———————————— Lament (luh-ment) verb: to feel, show, or express grief, sorrow or regret to mourn deeply noun: a crying out in grief: waiting As we pass the horrifying milestone of 100, 000 American deaths to the cornavirus, Sojourner magazine is using the hash tag […]

Book Review and Reflection

May 26th, 2020 By punkpriest

  Book Review and Reflection The Call of the Mourning Dove by Stephanie Rutt Acts 20:17-27: “.. . . .But I do not count my life of any value to myself, if only  I may finish my course and the ministry that I received the Lord Jesus Christ. .” John 17: 1-11: “Now this is […]

Shedding Our Skins

May 25th, 2020 By punkpriest

Shedding Our Skins “I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 ————————————–     Last year, walking  in Joshua Tree National Park I  noticed several snake skins on the trail. Every year snakes shed there skins. There bodies […]

Peniel–June “Where Jacob Walked with God and Survied

May 24th, 2020 By punkpriest

PENIAL, “Where Jacob Wrestled With God.” Newsletter of Temenos Catholic Worker June Email  P.O. Box 642656 San Francisco, CA 94164 www.temenos.org Father River Damien Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T. Journal of An Alien Street Priest: A Tale of Two Matthew’s Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10; 32-35; I Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 John 17:1-11 Aldergate Day     On May 24, […]

Love People Cook Them Tasting Food

May 22nd, 2020 By punkpriest

Love People: Cook Them Tasty Food! Psalm 136: 1 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!     I am often asked for recipes, and than I will receive a call saying, “It does not taste as good as yours.” I was taught early to make good food […]

A Place in the Sun

May 22nd, 2020 By punkpriest

A Place in the Sun ““He puts poor people on their feet again, he rekindles burned out lives with fresh hope. Restoring dignity and respect to their lives–a place in the sun. I Samuel 2:8a ————————————-     I have been ill this week, began running a fever early Sunday morning. I was overwhelmed with fear. […]

Embracing Fear and Live Life Well!

May 20th, 2020 By punkpriest

Embracing Fear and Live Life Well! “Take my side as you promised: I’ll live then for sure. Don’t disappoint all my grand hopes! Psalm 119:116     Fear can cripple a life. Fear of disease, losing our place in the social stream, fear of losing our friends and so on. We are all well aware of […]