Should we not give our all?

Lord Nelson
I am a fervent student of the great men of history. Such a one was the great British Admiral, Horatio Nelson. On 21 October 1805, on the eve of the battle which would save England, 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. Having taken a fatal musket ball, but seeing victory in sight, he exclaimed, “They finally succeeded, I am dead…thank God I have done my duty!” And then as he passed, “God and my country!” He who would be great must do his duty, by giving his all. Should we not be willing to do our duty? 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! Is there any greater witness than this, as exemplified in the words of the sacred hymn, “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…” Ought we not to love Him, with every fiber of our being? Ought we not do our part? Shall we not, in gratitude, and our love for Him, do our duty to Him, and put away our sins? We can do better. We can always do better. We owe Him that much!