"I will tell His Majesty what a king is. A king does not abide within his tent while his men bleed and die upon the field. A king does not dine while his men go hungry, nor sleep when they stand at watch upon the wall. A king does not command his men's loyalty through fear nor purchase it with gold; he earns their love by the sweat of his own back and the pains he endures for their sake. That which compromises the harshest burden, a king lifts first and sets down last. A king does not require service of those he leads but provides it to them. He serves them, not they him." (Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield, p. 360)
Mmmmmhhhh. How good is that? Pressfield is a brilliant writer who I often quote here. Read this description of his "Gates of Fire" from Amazon:
"At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army.
Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history--one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale...."
The battle is immortalized in the 2006 highly stylized film "300":
An author I love says,
"We have a whole army warehoused in churches, led by bad kings that are afraid to go to war."
At the most foundational level, the Alamo Band of Brothers, are trying to:
- Awaken a generation of good kings that are ransomed, restored, alive, free, and ready to go to war.
- Arm and ready men to fight for their children, their churches, their communities, their beauties, and their one true King.
- Enlist a company to rescue and restore everything and everyone in the realm God has given them to rule.
- Help men steward smaller kingdoms on earth that unapologetically point to the one Kingdom beyond.
Will you join us?