Living in the Shadows

June 3rd, 2020 By punkpriest

Living in the Shadows! “And I thought the dead, who have already died, more fortunate  than the living who are still alive; but better than both is the one who has not yet been, and has seen the evil deeds that are done under the sun.” Ecclesiastes. 4:2-3 “Are not the sparrows sold for two […]

The Seasons of Life

June 3rd, 2020 By punkpriest

A Season for Everything Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 Common English Bible (CEB) A season for everything 3 There’s a season for everything and a time for every matter under the heavens: 2     a time for giving birth and a time for dying, a time for planting and a time for uprooting what was planted, 3     a time for killing and […]

Expectations

June 1st, 2020 By punkpriest

Expectations “Jesus came to his home town and began to teach the people in their synagogues, so that they were astounded and said: “Where did this man this wisdom and these deeds of power?”     Our expectations will often lead to our downfall. The people in the hometown of Jesus expected a carpenter’s son. Even when […]

Tenderness

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, […]