The Long Loneliness

June 30th, 2020 By punkpriest

  The Long Loneliness “A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, “:Son, go and work in the vineyard today.” He answered,  “I will not”; but later he changed his mind and went.” “But Jesus. . .did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people, and needed no one […]

The Good Book of Mental Hygiene by Gary Bell

June 28th, 2020 By punkpriest

The Good Book of Mental Hygiene by Gary Bell     In this book Gary Bell gives insight, humor, healing and a human perspective on all thought based disorders. Borrowing from the Apostle Paul’s letters to various cities, Dr. Bell writes letters to various cities and followers. Dr.Bell writes letters to individuals with various mental disorders, common […]

Vision of God

June 28th, 2020 By punkpriest

Numbers 20:28: “Moses stripped Aaron of his vestments and put them on his son Eleazer and Aaron died on top of the mountain. .Moses and Aaron came down from the mountain.” 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a: “I know that Elisha is a holy man of God. Since he visits us, let us arrange a little room […]

Holding On to Hope

June 26th, 2020 By punkpriest

Holding On to Hope “A leper approached him, and said: .  . .”Lord if you wish, you can make me clean.”.  . . Matthew 8:1-4 Acknowledging Our Own Mortality     “I fled Him down the nights and down the days; I fled Him down the arches of the years; I fled Him,down the labyrinthine ways […]

The Grace of John the Baptist

June 24th, 2020 By punkpriest

The Grace of John’s Name The Nativity of John the Baptist Luke 1:76-77 “And, you child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way, to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of sins.” Ken Sharp-Knott May 25 at 11:23 […]

Standing in Faith

June 22nd, 2020 By punkpriest

Standing In Faith! “Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace, which God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.” Romans 5:1-3 ————————————–     Today I listened to a pastor friend […]

Be Perfect!

June 21st, 2020 By punkpriest

Be Perfect! Matthew 19:22 “He told the rich young man, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, than come, follow me”     Each morning our first actions on getting up are to make our bed, for that is the […]

The Success of Failure

June 20th, 2020 By punkpriest

The Success of Failure “Life and Death Consists in Loving  You O God Osanna Andreasi “Lord you have been our refuge from one generation to another.” Psalm 90     My friend Larry Purcell wrote an article some 44 years ago with the name The Success of Failure, a name which we are borrowing. Thank you Larry. […]

Free to Be Compassionate!

June 19th, 2020 By punkpriest

Free to Be Compassionate The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus I John 4:7-17 Romans 8:35-39 “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of  heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. […]

Peniel==Newsletter of Temenos Catholic Worker

June 18th, 2020 By punkpriest

  Peniel–Where Jacob Wrestled With God Newsletter of Temenos. Catholic Worker July/August 2010 Fr. River Sims, Director 415-305-2124 ———————————- Journal of An Alien Street Priest: The First Pandemic     It took John of Ephesus three years to get over the trauma he experienced, before being able to tell the story of the first pandemic beginning […]