Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 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, November 07, 2007

Heard a GREAT quote today...

...while listening to my book on tape - a biography of Caesar Augustus.

It is a quote from Livy (Titus Livius) from his monumental work Ab Urbe Condita ("from the founding of the city").

Wealth has made us greedy; and self-indulgence has brought us, through any kind of sensual excess, to be in love with death, both individual and collective.

Sounds like the warning given to us by a recent modern inhabitant of the Eternal City who warned the world about its increasing Culture of Death.