We hear the phrase “Church Militant” often right now. Rightly so. We are in a war. War on the spiritual, angelic level rages around us constantly. The world, the flesh and the Devil war upon us as we struggle along in this vale of tears towards our patria, our heavenly fatherland.
Heck, we are even being warred upon by higher ups in the Church herself!
On this Feast of All Saints, I want to share something with you that moved me this morning as I read it.
Yesterday, Pres. Trump presented the Medal of Honor to Master Sgt. Matthew O. Williams, for his actions in Afghanistan. As I watched the blurb on the news I caught a view of his awards and decorations. He had already won a Silver Star and Bronze Star. “Who is this guy?”, quoth I.
I read about the action he was in and the citation.
Read about him and Operation Commando Wrath and what happened on 6 April 2008 in the Shok Valley of Afghanistan. HERE
He said in the interview I saw on the news that he expects to return to his unit at Fort Bragg tomorrow and get back to work.
Friends, if you need something to inspire you on a hard day, if you need encouragement in living your vocation well, pick any MOH recipient and read the citation. If you are not moved thereafter to try to do some task today with zeal, focus and excellence, then you are not paying attention to the clock ticking on your time among us.
For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.
Ephesians 6:12 DRA