Time is a problem, but every problem is a possibility. The possibility lies in the challenge to come straight to the point of a message.
Pope Francis has taken the advice of Pope Paul VI to be simple, clear and direct, and his daily homilies have a worldwide appeal.
This book offers two very short reflections on the daily gospels. These simple and clear reflections would take two minutes at most and a preacher might use either one or both. They are called homily hints because a preacher can use them to trigger his own thoughts, and the best book is the one that makes you do your own thinking.
Where there is no priest available, this book would be an invaluable help to any group who gathers to pray with the day’s Mass Readings.
Silvester O’Flynn OFM Cap. is well-known for his reflections on the three cycles of Sunday Mass Readings. He also wrote Sunday Seeds and The Responsorial Psalms of Sunday. These books are deeply appreciated by preachers preparing homilies as well as being used in prayer groups. He has frequently been asked for reflections on the daily Mass Readings and especially for Prayers of the Faithful related to the Gospel.