Father Joseph Ill0, pastor of Star of the Sea church in San Francisco, gave a nine-minute homily on Sunday, April 26 on St. Joseph the solace of those in misery.

Father Illo began, “We’re trapped inside. We’re not sure if we can trust the media or the government.”

And then with a more explicit description of the human condition:

“Christians know that misery is inevitable on this side of the grave. Those you dearly love will die. Your children will at times rebel against you. Your boss will treat you unfairly. And age will make you old and immobile. What Homer calls ‘hateful old age’ is especially feared and hated in pagan cultures.”