Real Heroes!

What does the word, “hero” mean to you? Does it bring to mind any particular mental image? Once upon a time movies would present us with hero after hero – all much the same: tell, white, male, athletic and inclined to never speak at all except for the occasional, well-timed witticism. That has changed for the better. Heroes in today’s movies are more likely to be awkward teenaged girls, who rescue themselves, and save the world in the process, rather than waiting for a tall, silent man to come along and rescue them. Today’s passages give us a similarly nuanced look at what it means to be a hero.