Entries by Hans Ede

Fr John’s Reflection – Fifth Sunday of Lent

Fifth Sunday of Lent – 29th March Jesus Wept! I believe that the story unfolds in two ways which address both our hearts and our minds. In addressing Martha and Mary they make the same comment, “If you had been here our brother would not have died.” They receive two very different responses. Martha is engaged […]

Fr John’s Reflection – Forth Sunday of Lent

Forth Sunday of Lent – 22nd March Beware of Schadenfreude In the midst of any crisis, it is possible to become blinded to what is in front of us. This is certainly the story which we are focussed on in this Sunday’s Gospel. The man born blind is cured by Jesus and is able to see. […]

Fr John’s Reflection – Third Sunday of Lent

Third Sunday of Lent – 15th March Where do we find the oasis in our life? There is often a desert of good news stories in our lives. The impact of the bushfires and the recent outbreak of the coronavirus have served to identify the places where we are most vulnerable. They cause to focus […]

Fr John’s Reflection – Second Sunday of Lent

Second Sunday of Lent  – 8th March Will my name be a blessing When people speak our name does it bring a blessing to others? There is importance to being recognised by name. There is a sense in which the use of the name is not just the sound but also the tone with which […]

Fr John’s Reflection – First Sunday of Lent

First Sunday of Lent  – 1st March Walking with Jesus Our Lenten discipline is not so much an obligation but rather a time of formation when our hearts can be more open to Jesus in the concrete events of our daily lives. Our prayer is not called to become a recitation of words but rather […]

Fr John’s Reflection – Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time – 23rd February What is Lent about anyway? As Catholics and increasingly among many Christians there is an intentional desire to come closer to Christ and to understand His mission among us. This is not just about accumulating a certain amount of information about his life, death and resurrection but […]

Fr John’s Reflection – Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time – 16th February Wisdom: Learning to say yes and no! I remember in reading one of Brene Brown’s book “Braving the Wilderness p33-36” she emphasises the importance of belonging more than just fitting in. The emphasis that she placed on belonging was the confidence in ourselves and what we believed […]