Shall we not do our part?

On 21 October 1805, on the eve of the battle which would save England, the great British Admiral, Horatio Nelson, issued this order: “England expects that every man will do his duty.” He then led the British fleet to victory against the combined French and Spanish fleet. Nelson, who had lost an eye in one battle, and an arm in another, had asked for total commitment, and then led the way, this time laying down his life in the process. Should we not be willing to give our all in every thing we do? Would not our communities and our country be a better place were all to follow suit? We have had so many witnesses. And what greater than this, from the sacred hymn, ‘How Great Thou Art: “And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing, Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in: That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, He bled and died, to take away my sin…” Shall we not do our part? We can do better. We can always do better. We owe Him that much.