As a Spartan your shield was everything.
You held it onto not only for your own safety but more importantly for the safety of your entire team.
You always protect those you care about and your shield is that first line of defense.
What is your shield today?
Is it love?
Is it truth?
Is it courage?
Is it prayer?
Whatever shield you are carrying, as long as everyone still has the shield in place, you will always be safe.