Coming Out: Martyrdom

My freedom may lead me to choose self-sacrifice…

… but it will never allow me to choose self-renunciation.

Learn more… Coming Out: XXX


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Frank J Peter View All →

A uniquely burdened and blessed citizen of the world thinking and acting out loud!

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  1. I asked because I wasn’t sure what you meant by “self-sacrifice.” You’ve clarified. So, can you give me an example of serving a cause greater than your own happiness or self preservation?

    I’m guessing one would be your ventures into Africa and mission to help children there? A purpose driven life, making a positive difference in the lives of others, is something every human being should ascribe to (within their own personal capacity), and a noble commitment of yours Frank…


    • Thanks for asking, JW.

      Under most circumstances, I would rather live for a cause than die for one, but…

      Under certain circumstances, I can see myself going so far as to sacrifice my own comfort, health, and safety for another living thing (with no hope of heaven, by the way) in order to serve a cause greater than my own happiness and self-preservation.

      At the risk of tooting my own horn… I have, in fact, done many things in my life that have put me in harm’s way… or where I have willingly chosen to endure emotional and physical discomfort… as a rational and moral commitment to a greater good despite the risk.

      BTW, I make no claims of sainthood. I suspect most of us have this innate capacity.

      Why do you ask?


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