Fr Hugh’s Homily for 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Two old ladies, they were in their 90s, were living in a care home in Alston. One was very fed up. She had lived most of her life in Africa, in Lusaka, and her son had brought her to Alston. She lived on brandy and crosswords. The other had been a house-keeper to an elderly Anglican priest for many years and they had both become Catholics but he had since died. So someone asked me if I could ask the old house-keeper to cheer up the lost soul from Africa. I went in and said, ‘Mabel, Hilda is very fed up, I wonder if you could visit her, she is not getting much out of life.’ Mabel’s reply was: ‘’Well, she doesn’t put much in, Father.’ There was no visit…..