A Parable

A woman died and went to the Pearly Gates, where she was greeted by St. Peter, who asked her to roll up her sleeves. Puzzled, the woman did so, and the Saint examined her smooth, bare arms. “What?”, he cried out in dismay, “No scars?” “No,” she said. “Certainly not! I have behaved. I have tried to live a quiet life.” With tears, St. Peter dropped her hands and said to her, “Was there nothing around you, dear woman, worth fighting for?” (Origin unknown)

“Fight to the death on behalf of truth, and the Lord God will fight for you.” Sirach 4:28

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