Three Canadian soldiers were simply doing their duties when madmen went after them. Two died and one was injured in the call of duty. They were not on a glorious battlefield. Two were in a parking area and one was at a monument during peacetime on their home soil. Your duty does not always take you to notable places, but faithfulness always serves its purpose.
Duty is very costly sometimes. But what are we to do? Because of fear, should we quite doing what we have been asked or are expected to do? Should we look at fearful circumstances and decide to shirk our responsibilities? Duty shines bright on dark days. If you keep a place in your heart for being dutiful, you will not leave room for all the typical resentments.
The prophet Micah thought about the religious show that most people settled for in trying to impress God. He looked at the history of God’s goodness to save his people and then concluded:
You are called to active duty in the Lord’s army. Act justly, love mercy and walk in a humble way with your God.