Entries by Hans Ede

Fr John’s Reflection – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 9th August Walking on water There is a constant theme in this weekend’s Gospel story where Jesus invites Peter to walk towards him across the water. This seems impossible and unrealistic, yet Peter steps out of the boat in a belief that he can reach Jesus. Yet in the midst […]

Fr John’s Reflection – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 2nd August Why spend your money on what cannot fill, why spend your time on what fails to satisfy? In times of the pandemic, there are two fundamental questions about how we spend our time and how we spend our money? The spiritual exercise of looking at our diaries and […]

Fr John’s Reflection – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 12th July The Careless Gardener Over the weeks and months since we entered into the pandemic, I have a fresh appreciation of nature and creation. There has been a growing appreciation of how things grow even in the midst of terrible disasters. Going through some of the countryside ravaged by […]

Fr John’s Reflection – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21st June  Telling our truth to the world In reading through the newspapers over the last few months there has been much which has sought to elicit the opinions of people. Not least these have focussed on the pandemic and social unrest in the United States. There has been a […]