Saint John Chrysostom. The Golden Tongue. But not such an easy person to live with. For preachers, today reminds us that it is rarely, if ever, about us. It is about the Holy Spirit. And the temptation is to think, as preachers, that if we can just be a little more clever, a little more clear, we too will have great success with the people of God.
But the ultimate goal of any preaching is to foster a deeper connection between us and Jesus. And this is the role of the Holy Spirit. We can never forget that. As preachers, a homily is about the action of the Holy Spirit.