The Bread of Life

I Am the Bread of Life

John 6:35

“I am the bread of life, whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and

         whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

    Our ancestors are from the ape and monkey breed of animals. And as God works with us through our evolution we need always to be reminded  of our ancient ancestors, their humor, their ability to love, and their meanness and ability to destroy one another. Personally we find it a form of God’s greatest humor to create us as monkeys, and to let us evolve into loving caring humanity. We grow by inches, sometimes milometers, but we are always growing as we open our hearts and our lives to the loving presence  of  God. In the person of Jesus God gave everything to redeem us, and we killed  him, but Jesus rose, and in the Spirit , the Cosmic Christ God  continues to work with us, in our evolution.

    Dr. Will Tuttle writes:    

“The calling we hear today is the persistent call to evolve. It is part of a larger song to which we all contribute and that lives in our cells and in the essential nature of the universe that gives rise to our being.

It is a song, ultimately, of healing, joy, and celebration because all of us, humans and non-humans alike, are expressions of a beautiful and benevolent universe.

It is also a song of darkest pain and violation, due to our accepted practices of dominating, com modifying, and killing animals and people.”

    In the Gospel today Jesus is telling us that he is the eternal bread, the bread that feed our hungers, and our thirsts forever.  He offers us the hope of fulfillment in our lives as we grow into eternity. The  Gospel of Thomas has Jesus saying, 

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”

    

So it is our choice to grow and develop and in doing so feeding the hungry within our midst, housing the homeless, giving health insurance for all, and respecting all people are signs that we are evolving into the creatures that our Divine Creator so desires. As Dorothy Day would tell us we grow  “little by little”, but each millimeter brings much joy and much closer to the Holy Trinity. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God@

Philip Workman Memorial Banquet

Thursday, May 9, 2019

12 Noon

Civic Center Plaza-Polk Street Side

Let us remember Philip who was executed on May 9, 2007, whose life was transformed, and gave vegetarian pizza to the homeless. He symbolizes the brutality of the death penalty.

There is a story told in ancient times of two men who wrestled each day, and when they were done, hugged each other, ate dinner together, and got up and wrestled the next day.  If you disagree with us, let us  wrestle together on this issue, and  than in the end, shake hands, eat a meal together, and get up and fight another day. There are no winners or losers, only people who are struggling.  And in our struggle we can come together and eventually meet in the center.

Fr. River Damien Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T.

P.O. Box 642656

San Francisco, CA 94164

www.temenos.org

415-314-1859

Preparing Sandwiches at 4:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1755 Clay Street, come and join me.

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