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 […]

Remembering Janet Jones

January 12th, 2019 By punkpriest

  Remembering Janet B. Jones “Beloved Follower of Christ” I learned of Janet’s death yesterday. She was found deceased in her home on Van Ness Avenue yesterday morning. My heart was filled with sadness, and grief.  On the surface one would see Janet as a prim and proper Episcopalian. She was white haired, slender, well […]

Remember Your Baptism and Keep It Holy!

January 11th, 2019 By punkpriest

Remember Your Baptism And Keep It Holy! “After all the people had been baptized Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son, with you I am well pleased.” […]

Perfect Love

January 8th, 2019 By punkpriest

Perfect Love Mark 6:34-44 “Give them some food yourselves.” Last night I gave a young lady some food, as she huddled under  her blanket, and she smiled and said: “You are giving me communion!” And for me each piece of food I give is the body of Jesus, becoming flesh in the person given the […]

Doing and Being

January 7th, 2019 By punkpriest

Doing and Being Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25 In our lectionary reading Jesus is about doing: “He went around all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom, and curing every disease and illness among the people.” His ministry was of doing. He got his hands dirty, he preached the Good News, but […]

The Hidden One’s

January 6th, 2019 By punkpriest

The Hidden Revealed Matthew 2:10-11 “They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his  mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense , and myrrh.” A game that some friends, Matt and Jacob,  […]

Limited But Full of Grace

January 2nd, 2019 By punkpriest

Limited But Full of Grace John 1:19-28   John the Baptist’s mission was to emphasize the importance of Jesus over himself. This became a major characteristic of Jesus’ teaching: humility. This means facing two realities about ourselves: that there is a very small part of us that is limited and sinful but that this must […]

Pondering

January 1st, 2019 By punkpriest

  Pondering Luke 2:16-21 “Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.” Last night as I walked in Golden Gate Park talking, giving socks, and food, but mainly listening, I pondered  how fragile each person I hung with is. Some one told me recently, “You handled the death of your son well,” […]

Peniel

December 31st, 2018 By punkpriest

  Temenos Catholic Worker Journal of An Alien Street Priest: Luke 2:41-52   Matthew Fox has established a new spiritual  Order, “The Order of the Sacred Earth,” which has one vow, “I vow to be the best lover and defender of all of life.” This is the vow I am taking this year, this is […]