Thought for the day: live gloriously. It is written, more places than you think, that is is better to die a glorious death as a free man, than to live a long and meaningless existence on another mans floor.
But far more glorious are the examples of men who believed in God so fearlessly, and have lived long and glorious lives in spite of the odds. In times of war, these are the ones who are still around to taste the joy of triumph. Triumph is glorious. It can only be had with great risk, and great hardship, for life is a bundle - you cannot taste the sweetness of triumph without the agony of potential defeat, and the courage to fight.
In times of war (this is one of those times - wake up), there are always those who are weak, who look the other way, and leave the fight to someone else. These are the sheep. They did not choose to be sheep, they just are. The Sheppard is responsible for them, and accountable for their well-being, for with no sheep, there is no flock.
There are some who are called to fight, and even die. In the worst of wars, it is the fallen who are blessed, they are spared the agony of a long war.
But far more glorious are those who fight, and who win.
How unbelievable it must have been, when it was written that one day everything would be written in a "book of life" and that everyone would make a choice, and be judged, weighed, measured according to their deeds.
Look around you. For those with eyes to see with, that time has come. https://carm.org/ecclesiasticus
Whatever work, whatever fight you have been given, you are being watched, loved, and yet, held accountable, as it must be.
Take care of your health also, so that you can win. And fight the good and glorious battle, every day, every minute, with all of you might, choose the good fight. Amen.