Fr Hugh’s Homily for 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
You get to the counter and they are just closing. ‘Can I get a ticket or pay this in, its really important.’ ‘No, we close at 5.00, it is more than my job is worth to do anything now.’ Driving your pregnant wife to hospital and the police stop you. ‘You are going over the speed limit.’ ‘But I have to get her to hospital.’ ‘Sorry, that is no excuse, wait while I write the ticket and check your details.’ (I might be being a bit harsh on the police here.) But you know what I mean. It is the ‘jobsworth’ approach to life, that only does exactly what they are instructed, with no idea of being helpful or using their imagination or initiative…..