Auburn University football chaplain Chette Williams named his memoir Hard Fighting Soldier. In it, he describes the battle style of Roman soldiers. Their armor had hooks. In battle, the soldiers literally hooked themselves to one another. So each warrior fought for an entire line of warriors. A wounded soldier was pulled through by the fighters on either side. Inspired by this, the Auburn football team began to enter the field arm-in-arm.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. In Christ, we also wear armor with hooks. In the spirit, we can attach to great strength on either side. Each time we enter the field, let us hold that mental picture of godly support . . . in the high calling of our daily work.
Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. (2 Tim. 2:3)