Homily from the Baptism of the Lord.
The first step to holiness is telling the truth.
Real freedom and joy…real relationships and holiness...are based off telling the truth. The essential virtue of telling the truth about one’s self is humility. Without humility, I remain a mystery to myself and hidden from God and others. With humility, I can finally hear the voice of the Father.
Mass Readings from January 10, 2016:
Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7
Luke 3:15-16, 21-22