|Wilhelm von Kaulbach|
If we could see what was going on in the spiritual realm that surrounds us I guarantee our attention would quickly shift away from our present troubles to the real culprits wreaking havoc on our society these days. There's a far more serious battle going on behind the scenes than the day-to-day problems the world is facing.
It's THE war for souls.
It's the battle for the souls of our families, friends and countrymen.
And it is raging like never before in the history of man.
It is the battle for the souls of our children.
The all out, no holds barred, battle for the immortal souls of our loved ones
And WE are the soldiers in the front line.
Yes, we are it.
Little Davids fighting Goliaths the likes of which we have never seen before and never will again.
What is the cost of being part of this front line defense?
Everything you know or think you know.
Or as Dr. Peter Kreeft so succinctly puts it in his article, The Winning Strategy:
T.S. Eliot defines the Christian life as: “A condition of complete simplicity/Costing not less than/Everything.” The price is everything: 100%. A worse martyrdom than the quick noose or stake: the martyrdom of dying daily, dying to all your desires and plans, including your plans about how to become a saint. A blank check to God.
A blank check to God.
The hardest thing we will ever be called to do because white martyrdom can be more difficult than red. Living can, at times, be more difficult than dying.
I am not downplaying the seriousness of the various crises that the world is facing right now, by any means. We have to address those as well.
But, there is more at stake here than the loss of our physical lives.
Eternity is at stake.
And the most frightening thing is:
Half of the people here on earth aren't even aware there is a war going on.