Letting Go

July 14th, 2020 By punkpriest

  LETTING GO! “Jesus began to reproach the towns where most of his mighty deeds had been done, since they had not repented. . .” Matthew 11:20-24 “Emotional exhaustion follows fast on the footsteps of physical and mental depletion. I feel my lifeblood draining away in an oily spigot of inner turmoil. Questions abound and […]

Seeing Beyond the Shadows

July 13th, 2020 By punkpriest

Seeing Beyond the Shadows! Joshua 2:1: “Then Joshua, son of Nun, sent two men secretly from Shittan as spies, saying, “God, view the land, especially Jericho.” So they went, and entered the house of a prostitute whose name was Rahab, and spent the night there.”     Rhab was a prostitute–the lowest of the lowest in […]

Waiting Until the Robots Takeover

July 11th, 2020 By punkpriest

Waiting Until the Robots Take Over “For as the rain and the snow came down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; […]

Stability: The Art of the Ordinary

July 11th, 2020 By punkpriest

Stability–The Steady Practice of the Ordinary The Feast of St. Benedict Isaiah 6:1-8 Isaiah’s Vision of the Lord 6 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train[a] of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: […]

The Eternal Presence

July 10th, 2020 By punkpriest

The Eternal in the Present All the events of life, even such dark events as war, famine and flood, violence and murder, are not irreversible fatalities. Each moment is like a seed that carries within itself the possibility of becoming the moment of change. . . . We no longer need to run from present […]

Journey on the Edge

July 8th, 2020 By punkpriest

Living on the Edge Matthew 10:1-7         The twelve disciples are listed in this passage. Twelve men, from all areas of life, rough,, tough, fickle, none live in the black and white areas of life, and they would change the world. They all lived on the edge.     I remember a day in May […]

From Eternity to Eternity

July 7th, 2020 By punkpriest

From Eternity to Eternity “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come,nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 I have […]

Fireflies Sparkling in the Night

July 6th, 2020 By punkpriest

Fireflies Sparkling in the Night Matthew 9:18-26     Our gospel today  is one of the miracles of Jesus, but what about the other 95 percent of the time? He did not cure every other sick person? Are the one’s cured “special”?What about the 30 years before his ministry? Jesus was a carpenter, simply a life of […]

Maturity

July 5th, 2020 By punkpriest

  Maturity: Giving A F+ck About What is F+ck Worthy! Come to Me, and I Will Give You Rest 25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26 yes, Father, for such was […]

Solitude

July 4th, 2020 By punkpriest

The Celebration of Yaweh’s Kingship (This is a statement on the Kingdom of God, and to Whom We Give Our Ultimate Allegiance) Solitude Matthew ll:25-30 Everything is Indeed Good “I just returned from a walk through the dark woods. It was cool and windy, but everything spoke of you. Everything: the clouds, the trees, the […]