The other day I heard Pop talkin’ about heroes – what they are and, just as importantly, what they ain’t. He was reading a story in the local paper (which I retrieve, by the way) about a Marine that had lost a leg to an IED in Afghanistan. This young fella was being hailed as a hero because of his misfortune. Pop was sorta thinkin’ out loud and was very decisive regardin’ how he feels about the use of the “hero” label.
In the foreword of Pop’s book Mighty Hands, his pastor refers to him as a hero and Pop made … continue reading »