Turning Our Woes Around!

February 16th, 2019 By punkpriest

Turn the Woes Around! ““But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. But woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will grieve and weep. Woe to you when all speak well of you, for their ancestors treated […]

Book Review

February 14th, 2019 By punkpriest

The Minimalist Home By Joshua Beck Joshua Beck writes a book about minimizing our home. We live in a society that gathers so much stuff. As we travel across the country we see all these storage places which did not exist in the 50’s and 60’s. It is only as our country gained in wealth […]

Eating Children’s Scraps

February 14th, 2019 By punkpriest

Eating the Children’s Scraps“ “. . .She replied and said to him, ‘Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s scraps.” Mark 7:24-30 Yesterday I went through my closet and gathered all the clothes that I no longer wanted to wear. As I walked out the door to take them to the church […]

The Perspective of Inncence

February 13th, 2019 By punkpriest

The Perspective of Innocents Gen. 2:4b-9, 15-17, Mark 17:14-23 Each year I see young men, predominantly, come to San Francisco, to hang out, and as they remain, and struggle to survive, they harden, they lose their perspective of innocence and hope. When I first came to San Francisco, I had hope, and was innocent of […]

Human Trafficking

February 8th, 2019 By punkpriest

Reflection on the International Day of Human Trafficking and Diversity Isaiah 6:1-8; I Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11 Today (Friday) is International Day of Human Trafficking. St. Josephine Bakhita, is the patron Saint of Human Trafficking Victims. She was  a Sudanese born woman who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, and for more than a decade […]

Inner Homelessness

February 6th, 2019 By punkpriest

Inner Homelessness Hebrews 12:4-15 “See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no root of business springs up and causes trouble, and through it many become defiled. Inner homelessness has become an epidemic in our time. All around us we find we have no time to sit down for […]

Surrendering

January 26th, 2019 By punkpriest

Surrender Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 “Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down, and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him. He said to them, “Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing. Luke in this passage is pointing out that the Reign of God […]

A Simple Faith

January 21st, 2019 By punkpriest

The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers: By Amy Hollingsworth Mark 2:18-22 “Frankly, I think that after we die, we have this wide understanding of what’s real. And we’ll probably say, “Ah, so that’s what it was all about.” Fred Rogers Jesus essentially said in this exchange: “I, Jesus, am going to take you, humankind, as […]

Accepting Our Wholeness: Both Dark and Light

January 17th, 2019 By punkpriest

Accepting Our Wholeness-Both the Light and the Dark Mark 1:40-45 The Message (MSG) 4″0 A leper came to him, begging on his knees, “If you want to, you can cleanse me.” 41-45 Deeply moved, Jesus put out his hand, touched him, and said, “I want to. Be clean.” Then and there the leprosy was gone, his skin […]

Making Time for Life

January 16th, 2019 By punkpriest

MAKING TIME FOR LIFE! Mark 1:29-39 All people make mistakes. All of us are sinners. All of us are criminals. All of us violate the law at some point in our lives. In fact, if the worst thing you have ever done is speed ten miles over the speed limit on the freeway, you have […]