Given the realities of life today, preparing a practical and down to earth homily based on Scripture is a daunting task for every minister of the Church. ‘Walk the talk’ being the norm, one cannot help but realize that it is easy to preach, yet difficult to practice what one preaches! Joy of the Word: Believe, Practise, and Teach is a tool to help those who sincerely attempt to understand Scripture and believe it, and then both preach and practise what they believe.
This book, covering as it does the Syro-Malabar Liturgical Readings, is an attempt is to help priests, deacons and preachers, as well as religious, catechists and lay people in general to study and reflect in-depth on the varied contents of the Holy Bible. Its use can thus help improve on the content and quality of their homilies and sermons apart from whetting the appetite of those listening to their reflections and teachings as also as those interested in serious Bible study.