Most Heroes are Failures

  Most heroes are failures

Most heroes are failures

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In real life, where people actually live and where stuff actually happens, most heroes are failures. 

We try to arrange life to steer clear of failing and we aim for end results that are glorious, heroic, or at least profitable. 

We parent towards a goal of guiding mature and respectable citizens into the kingdom, and we hope to not fail. We work towards the glory of God and hope to not bring shame with our failure.

We study and pray and labor and toil all for success and not failure, all for results worth sharing and not for those 'fail' videos that go viral because everyone loves to see people fail - if it's funny.

We try to arrange life to steer clear of failing and we aim for end results that are glorious, heroic, or at least profitable.  

But heroes endured mistakes and moved on. 

Heroes woke up from bad dreams and came back from bad choices and pressed on through the critics because a greater Hero compelled them - one who failed, Himself, in the system of the world.

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This post is part of Lisa-Jo's #FiveMinuteFriday, where we all set the timer and write on one word. This week, the word prompt is HERO. Click here to see more.