Hero’s are truly all around us. In my mind a hero is a person who is actively involved in making a positive difference in the lives of others, by sacrificing themselves. I know numbers of people like this. People who have been blessed and see life as an opportunity to be a blessing to others.
Hero’s see need and say, something has to be done. To them this is not a suggestion, rather a statement of fact. Hero’s never point at others and say you should do something, they take the responsibility themselves and do what they can.
Hero’s realize they don’t have all the answers, and they can’t fix all the problems, but the difference between a normal Joe and a hero, is action. Normal Joe says, “someone should do something,” hero says, “I will do something.” We can’t do everything, but we can do something, and what we must never do, is nothing!
Whether you are a teacher in the classroom, a professional in business, a mechanic in a shop, a worker in a plant, a doctor in a hospital, a pastor in a church, we can all do something. Will it take us beyond our level of comfort? Yes. Will it require sacrifice? Yes. Will it feel like its more than we can do? Yes.
I think we should all go that extra mile, stretch beyond our boundaries, lead beyond our level, and achieve change.
Pat Bradly, of International Crisis Aid, is one of my hero’s. Pat is a man who is truly doing things to change the world. A few years ago he was in a crisis moment of his life, and he asked God to help. God helped him make a major life change, which saved his marriage and his life. He has an advertising business and is a blessed man, and is a blessing of a man. Pat with his non-profit organization International Crisis aid, goes into “no go” zones. He feeds the hungry, brings medical care to the malnourished, and is helping to rescue young women out of the sex trade, which is modern day slavery that is effecting the entire globe.
Here is a man, who is as down to earth as it gets. Hes normal, fun, excited about life, has a great family, and is making a difference. The way you know a person is really making a difference is they will always say, we need to do more, which I hear Pat say frequently.
So Hats off to my hero, Pat Bradly.