Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Something I read in yesterday's USA Today

A new on-line National data base has been set up for county and local coroner's offices to help identify Jane and John Does - the unidentified dead bodies in their possession. According to the article, in 2004 there were 14,000 unidentified dead bodies in the USA.

14,000 people who died and no one picked up for burial their bodies. Perhaps some had loved ones who have no idea where they are (run aways), or perhaps mental illness or family angst separated them from family who don't even know they are dead already.

Or even sadder...people who were just unconnected and no one knew or even cared that they died.

May they rest in peace.
And may we give thanks to God for His Love, and for connectedness to family and friends.