Peniel==Newsletter of Temenos Catholic Worker

June 18th, 2020 By punkpriest

  Peniel–Where Jacob Wrestled With God Newsletter of Temenos. Catholic Worker July/August 2010 Fr. River Sims, Director 415-305-2124 ———————————- Journal of An Alien Street Priest: The First Pandemic     It took John of Ephesus three years to get over the trauma he experienced, before being able to tell the story of the first pandemic beginning […]

Being Family to One Another

June 17th, 2020 By punkpriest

Being Family to One Another!   “While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. But he replied to the man who told him, ‘Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, […]

Above the Fray

June 15th, 2020 By punkpriest

Above the Fray! God of Vineyard and Vegetable Garden! I Kings 21:1-16 King Ahab wanted Naboth’s garden, which Naboth  was holding in trust for God; Jezebel ruthlessly sets him up to be killed.     Underlying this account is a reminder about integrity at all costs. Things like greed, jealously, and dishonesty are slippery poisonous slopes. […]

Attitude Makes A Difference

June 14th, 2020 By punkpriest

Attitude Makes a Big Difference (Winston Churchill) “The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, twhat someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:12-13. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 English Standard Version 16 The cup […]

Peniel, Newsletter of Temenos Catholic Worker,June

June 8th, 2020 By punkpriest

PENIEL NEWSLETTER OF TEMENOS CATHOLIC WORKER “WHERE JACOB WRESTLED WITH GOD” P.O. Box 642656 San Francisco, CA 94164 June, 2020 Fr. River Sims, Director www.temenos.org 415-305-2124 ————————————————- Journal of An Alien Street Priest:     In the middle of massive protests, social unrest, and the breaking down of institutions, we believe our world needs a new […]

Blessed Are the Poor!

June 8th, 2020 By punkpriest

Blessed Are the Poor! Matthew 5:1-12 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”     Who are the poor? The poor are those without money, voice, power or influence. The poor are those who are empty inside, who look for meaning and purpose in life, who hunger for something more beyond […]

My Bags Are Packed!

June 6th, 2020 By punkpriest

My Bags Are Packed! 2 Timothy 4:6-8     It is three o’clock in the morning, around us is total quietness. And in the quietness there seems to be the sound of swooping, as we have heard for the past two weeks being ill. Figuratively, the Angel of Death, circling, reminding us that she is near. […]

The Journey of Love

June 5th, 2020 By punkpriest

A Journey of Love “After he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone. Matthew 14:23     The needs of people are always surrounding me, and with that comes frustration, irritation, and exhaustion. The needs of the world are surrounding us now–television, social media, […]

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 […]