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"During WW1, Martin Treptow left his job in a small town barbershop to go to France with the famed Rainbow division. There on the western front, he was killed while carrying messages between battalions under heavy artillery attack. It was told that a diary was found on his body and in the front leaf was found words that he had written; “America must win this war. Therefore I will work, I will save, I will endure, I will fight cheerfully, and do my utmost, as if the issue of the whole struggle depends on me alone.”
So said one soldier.
"Your duty cannot be shifted upon another. No one but yourself can do your work. If you withhold your light, someone must be left in darkness through your neglect."
-- Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 464.
And I ask myself the question...
'Am I a soldier of the cross?'
'Though none go with me, still I will follow?'
Oh Lord, help me...