“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sometimes I read reports of every-day heroes. People who put themselves at risk to “do the right thing.” Who put themselves in danger to rescue another. Or risk derailing careers to follow their own moral codes. Even those who battle their own fears and limitations to find out who they really are, and what their purposes are, seem heroic to me. The road less travelled. . .
When I hear of these people, I ask myself, “would I have the guts to do that? Or would I stay in fear, seemingly protecting myself from whatever scary outcome I imagined?”
They say we really don’t know what we would do until we are actually faced with such a situation. I pray that I would have the courage to do the right thing. And then I often pray I never have to find out.
Let’s hear it for the heroes!