Reflection on the Breed of Heaven by Kris Brower

A Reflection on The Bleed of Heaven

or Luke and Me

by Kris Brown

        Kris Brown takes us in The Bread of Heaven on a gentle and moving spiritual journey. At the core of this book are powerful readings and poetic readings of texts and equally insightful and poetic accounts of her life.  This book calls each of us to reflect on our own lives in light of the Gospel.

    Brown concisely tells us:The kingdom of God bleeds into everything, unsettles the structures it finds, but as it breaks apart what seems to be there, it opens up rooms, space we could not have imagined. The kingdom of God is a consistent story, the same new life bursting through, making apparent  as false structures what we hold onto just long enough for us to see and hopefully to let go.”

    Our tendency is to lock people into one mode. Our lives are made up of different segments, that do not always fit together.

    In the first segment of life people viewed me as the ambitious upper-class young man, going to school, being ordained, and serving churches, being extremely ambitious;

    In the second section we have the prostitute, the homeless guy, living in and out of motels in Hollywood doing what he has to do to survive;

    The third coming out of prostitution and struggling to regain a sense of “normal society;”

    In the fourth coming to San Francisco, beginning a ministry, trying to establish a non-profit, ambitious to fit in;

    Finally, moving into a time of simply service, not caring what others think, totally being present.           Being open to the kingdom of God bleeds into our lives until we are soaked in God’s Kingdom.

    And as we are soaked into God’s kingdom we feed and house the homeless, provide medical care for all, and be present to all who come to us! Deo Gratis! Thanks be to God!


Fr. River Damien Sims, D.Min., D.S.T.

P.O. Box 642656

San Francisco, CA 94164


A Service of Remembrance of the Souls Who Have Died in 2021

All Soul’s Day

November 2, 2021

Haight And Stanyon

Edge of Golden Gate Park

12 Noon

(Please contact me if you are coming)

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