Who Killed Jesus?

I did, with my own sins.

TEMENOS CATHOLIC WORKER

March 29 “Who Killed Jesus” Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 15:1-47

Who killed Jesus? That is the question that is raised, and many of have used the answer to persecute the Jews. But the reality is the imperial system of Rome which forced Pilate into cooperation with Caiaphas who entered into am alliance to sacrifice innocent lives to maintain its rule. The historical imperial system and its thirst for power was the historical reason for Jesus being crucified.

Today it is the imperial system that continues to crucify Jesus–to maintain the status quo of the capitalist form of an economy that keeps people in poverty, the country at war, and people going hungry without housing and health care–all of us have blood on our hands:

1. 1 in 4 people go hungry in San Francisco alone–other places more–people hang outside our nice restaurants and we walk by, smiling, laughing–and let them starve;

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Who Gives A Fuck

God, the Lord Jesus (also God), and the Holy Spirit – three in one, do. Do you, do we, the priviliged “race” in this once great land?

TEMENOS CATHOLIC WORKER

“Who Gives A Fuck?”

Fourth Week of Lent–March 15-21

JESUS IS LIFTED UP FOR OUR SALVATION

Numbers 21:4-9, Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21

Prayer:

O God, you lift up your Son Jesus on the cross so that the whole world might be saved. Sustained by your steadfast love, may we not grow weary in seeking an end to hunger.

Action:

Go to the Food Bank; go to the internet and look up “Hunger in America”; Study hunger in your local area this week. One in Four people go to bed hungry in San Francisco–one of the two wealthiest cities in the United States.

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Tonight as I sit at my desk I look at the photos of Rio, Zach, Dustin, and so many others for whom I have conducted memorial services through the years. . I am often asked if it gets to me, I pass it off…

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The New Apostolic Reformation, the largest religious movement you’ve never heard of

New apostles? No, new agers!

Sola Dei Gloria

Talk to Action has an interesting article up today. Personally, I’m glad to see a secular news group like AlterNet pick up on theNew Apostolic Reformation.

Michael at Phoenix Preacher made a comment yesterday concerning why (another) post on Todd Bentley,

Why am I writing about someone who thinking people have written off as a immoral fraud?Because I want the stream of information about Joyner and Bentley to become a river that washes them out of visible church, that’s why.

Amen. And that goes for the entire false Apostle posse of the NAR. If God has decided to bring them to the attention of the secular news, we can know its for good reason.

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Prayer Warriors of the New Apostolic Reformation Getting Some Exposure by Rachel Tabachnick

Yesterday Alternet published an article by Bill Berkowitz including an interview with me about the New Apostolic Reformation, or the…

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Evidence of my alleged, and unspecified “attitude,” revealed at last (after nearly 20 years have passed)….

As stated in one of our Jesus people usa diaspora groups on the Facebook, Jpusa uncensored (a closed group, btw); i am mad as hell at those persons collectively known as the council (Only two of them remain, now – others have either stepped down or taken advantage of their own golden parachutes- leaving the commune behind)! I first viewed the film about 8 mos. prior, waiting several mos. following its release to screw up the courage to see it.

These eight council members stood by, and did NOTHING the whole time the incidents were occurring that Jaime’s film; No Place to Call Home, (still available on Vimeo for a modest donation – starting at $3), documents. This is nothing short of criminal negligence, for their knowing failure to protect the children under their care, and should have been prosecuted at the time.

And what the hell do i know? Well, i have a long history of being molested myself – going back to my grade school days. And by the time i was 16 had experienced an attempted molestation by my own dad. But i kept silent about it for fear of being returned to further abuse with my mom. And in another year or so i’d be emancipated as a newly recruited and trained US Marine.

But this is not my story, except to say that i was an adult member there possibly during the time some of these abuses occurred – AND JUST THAT POSSIBILITY BREAKS MY HEART! So to Jaime’ and the other victims who must remain nameless for their protection, i am so very very sorry; please forgive my part in this – and if not, then i do understand.

Stuck On Being “Right” Over Being Kind

Rock on, Mark Votava!

Culture of Imagination

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I have been stuck on being right over being kind and loving so many times.  It is freeing for me to admit that most of my perceptions are probably wrong.  I don’t have the answers in life as much as I want to pretend that I do.

I’m sorry for all the people I have hurt as I try to be “right” over being kind.  I am coming to understand that living by what I think faith is will never be static.  It is about living in the present moment.  I cannot stay stuck in my perceptions of yesterday, last week, or two year ago.

It is all so uncertain.  And that is good.  My certainty can destroy me because a lot of the time it is an illusion of control that I fabricate to feel more secure.

Living more by my deep intuitions is more important to me than…

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