Entries by Hans Ede

Fr John’s Reflection 31st Sunday of the Year

31st Sunday of Ordinary Time – 3rd November . . A God of mercy and justice When we encounter situations which cause us difficulties which cause us to suffer or which cause us harm our immediate cry can be for justice against the person who has caused this event to occur in our lives. We […]

Fr John’s Reflection 30th Sunday of the Year

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 27th October . . To be good or to do good One of the temptations of the Christian life is to believe that we win God’s love by what we do rather than who we are called to become. If we believe that our goodness is judged by the […]

Fr John’s Reflection 29th Sunday of the Year

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 20th October . God give me strength! In this weekend’s readings, we can see the image of Moses combating the Amalek’s. When he raised his hands up they were victorious but when he became tired they started to lose heart. So, Aaron and Hur sat him down and kept […]

Fr John’s Reflection 28th Sunday of the Year

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 13th October Praying for healing and mercy Even in an age of greater levels of medical care, there can still be a feeling that sickness isolates us from the rest of the community. We start to recognise that our priorities shift and that we start to wonder how this […]

Fr John’s Reflection 27th Sunday of the Year

27th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 6th October Listening for the still, quiet voice! Our faith starts from where we are and the place where we encounter Christ. This call to follow him is not just a private endeavour or a personal preference but rather a living response to how Christ calls us to follow. […]

Fr John’s Reflection 26th Sunday of the Year

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 29th September The climate is changing! In our post-modern age, we often live as though our world is empty and meaningless and where we are called to define our own meaning. Things become what we want them to be rather than what they are. There is a sense in […]

Fr John’s Reflection 25th Sunday of the Year

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 22nd September Who plays the tune of our lives? The news programs are often timed to occur at the traditional times when people would gather from prayer at morning, noon and evening. These hours seek to let us know issues of importance which are occurring in the world and […]

Fr John’s Reflection 24th Sunday of the Year

24th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 15th September To whom do I confess my sins? There has been much debate over recent months since the Royal Commission on the sacrament of confession and about the seal of confession. Many jurisdictions have enacted laws or are proposing laws to mandate what is heard in this sacramental […]