Date: 03 September 2012
Hebrews 11 • Chapter Study
Throughout history, groups of people we call cultures, or societies, or civilizations have set up special people called heroes.
These heroes are nearly always people who embody some great virtue that society wants to enshrine & encourage.
So their stories are told from generation to generation, usually from parent to child, in the hope the young will also take on those virtues.
Leaders & politicians mention them in their speeches as a kind of verbal shorthand, knowing just mention the heroes’ name will evoke a feeling of patriotism in the crowd he / she is talking to.
So today, a politician will drop the name of George Washington, or Abraham Lincoln & people know, just by the mention of the name what’s being referred to.
Of course there are anti-heroes as well; people who don’t demonstrate virtue by their lifestyle but some vice, some fatal moral flaw...