Tag Archives: Sacrifice

Never Give Up

A poem written dedicated to my daughters in conjunction with the last class in a series on building resilience in life and to encourage them to chase their dreams always! Never Give Upby Michael DoyleLife like a Rembrandt paintingIs meant … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Every Man Is An End In Himself, Not A Means To the Ends of Others, Not A Sacrificial Animal Serving Anyone’s Need

“The moral justification of capitalism is man’s right to exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself; it is the recognition that man — every man — is an end in himself, not … Continue reading

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Dropping the Wrong Attitude

Dropping the Wrong Attitudeby Michael DoyleTaking a deep breath with communityA moment to bring this to realityEvery day lived in our true measureLiving dignified even under pressureCrossing the valley of well-renown despairApproaching Gethsemane, the place of whereBeauty and brokenness are … Continue reading

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Seder For This Human’s Grace

Seder For This Human’s Graceby Michael DoyleIn fulfillment of the command that God GaveWe honor the Lamb who came with intent to saveIn humble response to our redemption from sinOn this 15th day of Spring’s coming once againOn this altar … 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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From Hosanna to Crucifixion

From Hosanna to Crucifixion (Palm Sunday 2022)by Michael DoyleIPassages in sermons find seed in our lifeSpeaking to us to create peace and take our strifeStilled hearts help us reach the truth to seePraying that we might commit to this way … Continue reading

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First Principles: Men Must Be Ready…To Sacrifice Their Private Pleasures…When They Stand In Competition With the Rights of Society

“Men must be ready, they must pride themselves and be happy to sacrifice their private pleasures, passions and interests, nay, their private friendships and dearest connections, when they stand in competition with the rights of society.” – John Adams (1776)

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Don’t You Just Be You

Don’t You Just Be Youby Michael DoyleFaith forms logic and actionsSometimes it’s less easy with life’s distractionsDoing what we really want and needLooking at the fine print we must readSeek instead to always be your bestIt’s just reality and not … Continue reading

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On the Altar of My Life

On the Altar of My Lifeby Michael DoyleIn every moment, even or oddYou put me together, Lord GodIn every flaw and every breakYou have eased every single acheYou have shown me the truthLived every moment since my youthEvery shame of … Continue reading

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Reflections on Dorian Gray V: Immortality Revealed

Reflections on Dorian Gray V: Immortality Revealedby Michael DoyleArt imitates life as life imitates artMasquerading in the wantonness of the heartIt’s a fearful discovery of the monster withinThat while we don’t understand, causes us to sinActing in the the brazen … Continue reading

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