Father Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco, gave a 12-minute homily on Sunday January 9.

“John the Baptist appears now to conclude Christmas-tide, with a baptism of Christ that re-makes our persons. John points to Jesus and Jesus points to the Father.”


15-second excerpt:

Rather than focussing on the father-wound, much better to focus on the Father’s love.As Pope Benedict once said,  you are not the sum of your fears and failures, but you are the sum of your Father’s love for you.