Homily discussed hope as mentioned in the first reading. Also mentioned the Anchor, Heart, and Cross as symbols of HOPE, CHARITY, AND FAITH.
Christ is the Anchor.
Story re. St. Jean-Marie Baptiste Vianney talking to another parish priest, complaining about his flock. The Curé of Ars asked if he was praying and sacrificing enough for them.
It struck me that I am not praying and sacrificing enough for my children. Now, before I reach for a hairshirt, it occurred to me that there is an easy, built-in, quick fix for this problem: pray for my children on the ride home. It makes sense, since I pray for my patients on the way to work. I could pray for patience on the way home. It would be a start.