As the readers of this message know, my sitting on a Sunday night to scribe, usually provides me with a time of reflection for the week that has passed, and the one to come. As I listened to the Gospel of John (21:1-19) being proclaimed tonight at the Cathedral, I was struck by Jesus calling his disciples ‘children’.
It is Monday evening, and Allen and I have just returned from a weekend away in Canberra. It was good to take a break and to spend time with one of our children and his family, connecting with them, and with what is important to them.
Once again, my Sunday night has come around quickly with nightfall coming earlier than usual because of the change of daylight-saving time.
On the Sunday of this fourth week of Lent, some of us would have heard the reading from Luke’s Gospel (15:1-3,11-32) about the Prodigal Son, while others may have listened to the reading from John’s Gospel for Year A, about the man born blind and whose sight Jesus restored.