In other times and places heroes made history. In our time and place they make CDs and touchdowns. (Bill Brown, educator)

We do sometimes see “old-fashioned” heroes like the first-responders and volunteers at the Las Vegas shooting or military service personnel, but the word’s meaning has changed. Now, “hero” seems to apply to athletic and entertainment stars whose contributions may provide an escape from reality but don’t really result in preserving or advancing life and its values.

Be strong, and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. The Lord will do what is good in his sight. (1 Chronicles 19:13)