A hero expends his life in defense of a noble cause, rather than merely absorb resources from more noble persons. He is resolute calm in the midst of a battle he did not cause. He does not run at the first sign of conflict, declare peace to appease the aggressors or continue the conflict in other men's blood to fill his own treasury.
The Christian hero acts as vassal-king to his Lord.
He is a man you could trust with your money, your children or your wife. He would never understand "plausible deniability." HIs words are not second cousin to the truth, spoken languidly from a bed of lies.
He does not live, apparently, or work, at least, in most of the high places associated with power in our nation. The men there have great power but not much heroism. I once thought he might live in Dallas but it is not so. I would have thought he could have been a West Texan but no hero preys on defenseless persons and then turns his face to hide.
Where is the heroism in Christian governance? It is not in Rome, not in Nashville, not in Dallas, not in Atlanta. We ought to find the heroes among us, if any remain, and validate them before our young.
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