Love After Love

June 25th, 2018 By punkpriest

LOVE AFTER LOVE     Yesterday was a day of celebration of equality at Pride. When you work with the people  reality of their humanity breaks through.  There is a lot of anger and fear present. One gentleman who last year talked to me about the neglect of seniors at Pride, and I filed his comments. […]

A Rainbow of Colors

June 22nd, 2018 By punkpriest

A Rainbow of Colors Matthew 6:19-23 Pride begins tomorrow.  There will be partying, speeches, drinking, and people going wild. Pride is  a time of the celebration of equality, and it celebrates not just LGBTQ equality but the equality of all people. We will have four  high school students, one new graduate from high school, and […]

LGBTQ Youth and Spirituality

June 19th, 2018 By punkpriest

(Matthew Shepherd) LGBTQ YOUNG ADULTS AND SPIRITUALITY “Myth Brings Understanding and Meaning to Our humanity” (Unknown) Matthew 5:43-48 Last Thursday night at the Terra Linda High School graduation, a young lady, gave an amazing speech on diversity. She began with a period of silent meditation, for those who have died from racism, sexism, and LGBTQ.   […]

No One Notices

June 12th, 2018 By punkpriest

No One Notices Matthew 5:13-16 “Unfortunately,  no one notices your tears. No one notices your sadness. No one notices your pain. But everyone notices your mistakes.” This quote is one of the truest quotes I have found in a long time. It says it like it is. In the last few months people have never […]

Everything Has It’s Time!

June 11th, 2018 By punkpriest

  Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Everything Has Its Time “3 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a […]

Compassion

June 10th, 2018 By punkpriest

COMPASSION/GIVING/CARING/LOVING OUR NEIGHBOR Mark 3:20-35 There has been a video on Facebook of a really young boy, 10 or 11,  who supposedly was trying to break into  a car being confronted by a large man, who is scary even for me. The man is calling the police, who apparently never came, and the young boy […]

Self-Piercing Love

June 8th, 2018 By punkpriest

Self-Piercing Love Ephesians 3:8-19, John 19:33-37 Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Today is the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and what we believe  this means is that the water and blood flowing from the side of Jesus is the union of divine and human love.  And in that union human love becomes […]

Ultimately I Believe!

June 6th, 2018 By punkpriest

Ultimately I believe! Mark 12:18-27 The Sadducee’ s argue with  Jesus over life after death and divorce, and Jesus basically ignores their questions, and answers opaquely. He knows this debate takes away from the reality of the pain of people in their daily lives. I have been having a messaging conversation with people in my […]

A Taxing Getaway

June 5th, 2018 By punkpriest

A TAXING GETAWAY Mark 12:13-17 Robert Kennedy “What we need in the United States is not division. .not hatred. . but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice towards those who suffer within our country, whether they be black or white.” There is a quote that speaks to me […]

A Liberating Reality

June 3rd, 2018 By punkpriest

A Liberating Reality “But then, little by little, I began to understand, as never before, that he was present in the emptiness, in the waiting.” Carlo Carretto Yesterday I had a meeting with a therapist who has been evaluating me for the other work I do, and knowing therapists I never know where they are […]