Entries by Hans Ede

Fr John’s Reflection – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 13th September Making peace with ourselves  There can be times when a person or an event can cause deep resentment to stir within us. This may be disproportionate to the situation but it can well up in us like acid or a volcanic eruption waiting to burst forth. It is […]

Fr John’s Reflection – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 6th September Where two or three are gathered  One of the strengths of our Christian faith is that when we are gathered even in the smallest numbers Christ is present in our midst. Yet it is the purpose of our gathering which is to love God and love our neighbour. […]

Fr John’s Reflection – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 30th August On whose terms?  The Gospel of this weekend reflects how just as Peter recognised who Jesus was, he wanted to dictate how his ministry should unfold. We can notice this in our own prayer where we try to set the agenda and then assess how God matches up […]

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 […]