Last week Archbishop Jason Gordon shared on preaching as a call, and the need for the priest to have a vision/aspiration for his community. In this article he explores how a good homily is constructed through deep study and understanding the dynamic of the text.
The Sunday Mass is where you meet your people, where you have the opportunity to form them, where you can lead them to the next stage of their development. Through the Sunday Mass, you have the greatest impact to achieve most of your pastoral priorities.
So, what is a homily? A homily is the Word of God that is directed to a people who are at a particular place and state in their journey. The homily has to speak to each pastoral context in which it is delivered.
The dynamic of the text