Who Gives A Fuck

“Who Gives A Fuck?”

Fourth Week of Lent–March 15-21


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


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.


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.


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, but the real answer is they never leave me, their spirits are always around me, and I see the pain they suffered from drug abuse, from poverty, and that is what pushes me to keep working. I see in them the Crucified Christ, and he calls me to continue–painful as hell sometimes, lonely, and fearful. Very little has been said good to me or about me this week, I have been called a liar, a betrayer–all from educated people–and I feel knocked down, but I get up. There is a poem that Lucy, my nanny as a kid, gave me when I began ministry:

“Done made my vow to the Lord,

And I never will turn back,

I will go, I shall go

To see what the end will be.

Sometimes I’m up, sometimes I’m down,

See what the end will be,

But still my soul is heavenly bound,

See what the end will be. .”

This hymn reminds me in my darkest hours, that God gives a fuck, and for me that is all that matters. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

One Response to “Who Gives A Fuck”

  1. SteveRush Says:

    Reblogged this on the Truth Divide and commented:
    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?

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