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

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Being vigilant against sin - from the Summer Eagle 2014

Vice (sin) is a monster of so frightful mien
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.”
           - Alexander Pope

Having recently reached 20 years of ordained life, I glanced back to some things written about the Church and Society in 1994.  Pope’s poem, written in the 18th Century, holds true for the Church and our Society.  Things so clearly known to be sinful, and to be avoided, has become familiar, endured, and now embraced as normal by so many.  
     Let us be abundant in Love, which also means saying NO to that which God has told us is sin.                         - Fr. Kelly+