If one loves others as we are commanded to do, then one cares enough to "go into the ring with an atheist lost and destined for hell." If one loves God, one "goes into the ring" as we are his messengers. If we neglect to "go into the ring" then we do not love God or man much but more ourselves and our comfort and safety. The ring is a place where one gets hurt and even winners can get wounded in the fight. Those who love God are motivated to "go into the ring" for Him. Those who don't, don't.
Originally Posted by jmldn2
"He has shown you, O man, what is good and what the Lord requires of you. But to do justly..and to love mercy...and to walk humbly with your God."