Tag Archives: Mercy

First Principles: It Is the Madness of Folly, To Expect Mercy From Those Who Have Refused To Do Justice; and Even Mercy, Where Conquest Is the Object

“It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as … Continue reading

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A Single Word

A Single Wordby Michael DoyleA single word divided night from dayThis is the goodness found in God’s wayAmidst life’s tears and cheerful laughterHis goodness is worth running afterAs long as it is that I am capableI will remain resolute and … Continue reading

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None of This Matters

None of This Mattersby Michael DoyleNone of this mattersBecause none of this is realCloaked in our tattersIt’s just another day in HellGod’s given insightInto the battles we must fightScattered in the ashes of the nightWe somehow hold onto the lightThe … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Cunning of the Fox Is As Murderous As the Violence of the Wolf

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Oblique Stare

Oblique Stareby Michael DoyleI looked up in an oblique stareUpward into that cold ceilingFighting with God in my prayerHoping that my wish would be prevailingTwo daughters stood near by my sideI was not ready to leave behindAnd to my Lord, … Continue reading

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Scrambling On God’s Path

Scrambling On God’s Pathby Michael DoyleIt was a Sunday morning scrambleWhen with his words at a rambleThe minister began to tell his taleHoping somehow the truth will prevailHoping to bring his congregationCloser to the heart of God in aggregationGod’s grace … Continue reading

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Staying On the Straight Street

Staying On the Straight Streetby Michael DoyleNo longer timid sure sureThat the gates of Heaven will prevailSo that no longerWill the gates of Hell prevailThis broken worldNeeds a brave churchOur banners unfurledVictory is seized from the lurchAs Paul met JesusBlinded … Continue reading

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The Slow Crawl

The Slow Crawlby Michael DoylePushing past the slow crawl of another dayEdged to darkness and I begin to prayTo a god that I feel unsure ofBut who has a sense of humor disguised as loveDeath is a way out of … Continue reading

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In the Depth of God’s Love

In the Depth of God’s Love(Thoughts on Good Friday 2022)by Michael DoyleIn the depth of God’s loveWe’re wondered after life’s disastersAs we raise our prayers aboveAnd think on the outcome of forever afterTrue love is held in meditationIts meaning causes … Continue reading

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Lessons From Alcestis

Lessons From Alcestisby Michael DoyleAlcestis was the fairest of daughtersMuch beloved by Pelias, her fatherSo too loved by her husband, AdmetusAnd of her son, the warrior EumelusFearing that death might come to soonMade Admetus err in bringing love to ruinFor … Continue reading

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