This Eleventh chapter of the Letter to the Hebrews lists all the great Israelite heroes who accepted pain and sorrow for the good of others.
That could put you in mind of some of the unsung heroes in your life. I think you should say a word of praise for heroic deeds you have witnessed. I have my own list. I will name two, leaving it to up to you to make up a few more.
My first ones are the GIs who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. To save the people of Europe from unspeakable Nazi cruelty, they waded into gun fire, knowing that half of them would give their lives.
For ordinary heroism, I would mention my Dad, who for fifty years worked six and seven days a week to feed his kids and to send them to good schools. His big ambition was to make the final payment on our house, but every time he almost had it, one of us would need a seriously expensive operation. Saving someone dear was more important than the loan payoff.
Who are your unsung heroes?
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