What’s your definition of a hero?
Do they wear capes? Do they have superhuman strength? The ability to leap tall buildings?
When I think of heroes, I think of my football coach in high school, Paul Moro. He shaped a lot of teenage boys’ character and helped them learn to play football along the way.
I also think of Mrs. Bandy, my elementary school nurse. I was living in a dysfunctional foster home and would sit on the hill behind my school at recess and cry. She would come out and put her arm around me and say, “You’ll be OK.”
There are also heroes who put themselves on the front line of danger every day. They burst into burning buildings. They confront evil in foreign lands. They run toward danger and rescue people from all manner of calamity.
What about you? What kind of hero are you?
On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Being the Hero within You,” Rodney Bullard is with us to explain why being a hero doesn’t require any special skills. It’s about reaching out with God’s love to someone in need.
One of his heroes was his first grade teacher. He entered her class in the middle of the school year, and he struggled to learn to read. At the end of the year, she called his mother and said, “Rodney is a fine young man. I would like to tutor him through the summer.” By the start of the next school year, he was reading three grade levels ahead of his peers.
Rodney is now the vice president of community affairs for Chick-fil-A and executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation. He describes the nine traits of every hero:
Rodney has written a great book called Heroes Wanted: Why the World Needs You to Live Your Heart Out. I’d like to put this resource into your hands for a gift of any amount. Give us a call at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459) or visit our websitefor more information. Thank you for your support.