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Hero?

Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:1

When you think of a hero, what comes first to mind?  “Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound,” lights in the sky outlining a bat, or an invisible helicopter?

Perhaps your vision of a hero is much more down to earth including baseball players of old, WWI and WWII veterans, or the firefighters of 911?  Images of super-human, paranormal abilities, superfluous courage, and skill beyond imagination come to all of our minds when we think of what defines a hero.

Recently, a friend of mine said that I was her hero.  Taken aback, my response was somewhat negative. How could I be her hero? How could I be anyone’s hero?

Using deduction, I immediately formulated a strong case against myself.  I began to recall and mentally document my failures, flaws, and facts that were not so flattering.  My life appeared to be in a perpetual state of falling, never being able to come up. We all know that we all sin and fall infinitely short from the glory of God; at that moment I became cognizant of my constant lack. Continue reading Hero?