“Don’t Pity Me” – Patrick’s Story

This weekend I had the great privilege of going to Detroit to hear my friend, Patrick, preach what will likely be his last Sunday AM sermon at the church in which he has served for over twelve years. I mentioned Patrick's ALS in a post last year called "I Hate Living In a Fallen World."  You can read that HERE.

I would encourage you to take an hour and listen to Patrick's sermon. You can listen HERE. Once you click on that link – listen to the sermon by Patrick McGoldrick. I promise, you will laugh… and cry. I will let the sermon speak for itself.



  1. David,

    I am so glad you were able to be there, and share the day with Pat and Dena. We were praying from here for the service there.

    I both laughed and wept as I listened to his sermon online late Sunday night (but mostly laughed!!) Even with changes to his voice, I heard Patrick as I remember him, and the strength of his faith so encouraged me.

    Your video testimony shown here on Sunday AM chronicling your friendship with both Dena and Patrick was powerful, and maybe affected me more because I know them. Thank you for taking the time to share their story again with our church family.

    I hope all who read your blog will listen to Patrick speak …

  2. “My shorter road with Christ, is infinitely greater than a longer road without Christ. To God be the Glory.” What a great quote and a great testimony on the sovereignty of God. Thank you for sharing Patrick’s sermon.

  3. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your friend Patrick’s story. It really touched home for me …what a inspiration he is to all of us. And also I want to say thank you and the ministry for sharing and caring for all of us.
    Thank you.

  4. This sermon was really moving. I’ve thought about it several times since I’ve listened to it, and fortunately I’ve had the opportunity to encourage a couple other folks to listen to it as well. It’s very humbling and thought-provoking to hear your friend talk about God’s sovereignty and how we really view that in our lives.

    Thanks very much for sharing. And thanks to your friend Patrick.

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