Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Orthograph #71 - Piety

6 comments:

Ian Climacus said...

Amen.

Thank God for the old ladies; they keep us on track.

nothinghypothetical said...

I finally found the one thing truthful about myself, my perceived piety is equal to my actually piety... which is basically zero. Never divide by zero piety, bad joss.

Chrys said...

I would a fourth group ("D"), the old ladies in the front pews. In our church their perceived piety can occasionally dip below (yes, below) the perceived piety line because they are prone to talking - full voice - during the liturgy. Their actual piety is considerable once you get to know them. I don't think the chit chat is intended for any effect - neither to humble the priest nor fool others (as might a Fool for Christ); it's just chatter. Distracting? yes. Maddening? Occasionally. Would they be missed? Absolutely - the not-really-all-that-quiet pillars of the Church.

Athanasia said...

I'm with Ian.

Perhaps God will bless me and let me be an 'old lady' some day....or perhaps not.

desertseeker said...

I've very much enjoyed your podcasts on this theme. Thank you and keep them coming!

DebD said...

oh man, I always stand near the front. what does that say about me?? But in my defense, I've done that everywhere (except where I was on the band - er worship team). I'm too easily distracted to stand in the back. I have a hard enough time where I am.