These short reflections attempt to listen to the gospel text on its own terms while showing how it can continue to speak to our church and our world today. Many people feel drawn to basing their prayer on the Scriptures, in particular the gospels. It is hoped that these reflections will serve as a help to prayer. They may also be of service to priests who seek to offer a short reflection on the gospel reading of the day in the context of the Eucharist.
The book will appeal to priests in parishes who may wish to prepare a short homily for the weekday Mass, as well as to parishioners who wish to prayerfully reflect on the weekday gospel readings. It is also ideal reading for those involved in the growing number of Lectio Divina groups in parishes.
The calendar of the book helps the busy presider, as the reflections are linked to the readings by calendar date rather than the church calendar.