Entries by Hans Ede

Fr John’s Reflection – Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday – 31st May How do we fall in love? I was particularly struck by some words from Richard Rohr in his book “The Naked Now”, ‘Authentic love is of one piece. How you love anything is how you love everything.’ (p127) What particularly struck me about this was it strikes me as being […]

Fr John’s Reflection – 6th Sunday of Easter

6th Sunday of Easter – 17th May Who will bring us hope? This seems to be the longest two months in history. Many of the things that people have taken for granted such as freedom of movement, public gatherings and group activities seem to have disappeared overnight. We start to connect more online with each other […]

Fr John’s Reflection – 5th Sunday of Easter

5th Sunday of Easter – 10th May Living Stones We can often admire Churches which give us a sense of God’s presence. They provide us with the place where we find ourselves truly present to the presence. At a time when often our Churches are closed there is not only a sense of physical distancing but […]

Fr John’s Reflection – 4th Sunday of Easter

4th Sunday of Easter – 3rd May Being known by name One of the most important parts of our lives is the name we are known by.  It not only creates our identity but allows us to respond to those who call us. Yet our name is used in many different contexts. In this modern age […]

Fr John’s Reflection – 3rd Sunday of Easter

3rd Sunday of Easter – 26th April Were not our hearts burning within us? In this age of social distancing and the difficulty in gathering as a community in prayer, we have often become the smallest of communities travelling in pairs. There is something important about sharing time with another and listening to our own stories […]

Fr John’s Reflection – 2nd Sunday of Easter

2nd Sunday of Easter – 19th April In the upper room The period of Easter opens up to surprises and to new life. The very experience of spending large parts of our time at home for fear of the COVID 19 virus gives us more time than we would have expected in reflecting on the direction […]