And the Pope has cast his arms abroad for agony and loss,
And called the kings of Christendom for swords about the Cross...
-- Lepanto, G. K. Chesteron
Some things have to be defended. Some things simply have to be fought for. That's just the way it is, and the refusal to fight for them means those things will be lost. Only then will their true value be seen. As Ben Franklin say, one knows the value of water when the well has run dry. Or, as G. K. Chesterton also said, a soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
In Pace Christi,