Fight the Good Fight is a beautiful hymn. A song written by Irish clergyman and poet, Rev. John Samuel Bewley Monsell, the lyrics urge the listener to “fight the good fight,” “lay hold on life,” “run the straight race,” “cast care aside”, and “faint not, nor fear.” It is a special song in that it inspires us to see life as a spiritual quest with spiritual goals. We do come to this Earth for more than our careers and the occasional vacation. Even though many people spend the majority of their lives dealing with those things, we have come back to this world for far more. Inside us is a treasure that is waiting to be discovered. Rav Berg would often say that the purpose of life is to come into the world one way and leave it another. Kabbalah teaches that when we apply the effort to reveal this treasure, our inner concealed Light, we can achieve our destiny. We can follow in the footsteps of the Creator by activating in ourselves His qualities. It is then we are able to receive the joy and the lasting fulfillment we seek. Kabbalah, interestingly enough, is Hebrew for “receiving.” It is our life’s instruction manual. This spiritual journey is not always easy, sometimes it is a fight to diminish our negative qualities and nurture our positive ones. But it is a good fight that reaps the greatest rewards. It is not always convenient to help someone in need, but if we could see the blessings we derive in those moments of small sacrifices we would beg for the chance to help others.