In Others’ Word: Hero

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life

to something bigger than oneself.”

~Joseph Campbell, American writer & lecturer

My friend’s son was killed in Afghanistan on October 22. As I write this, she is meeting the plane that brought his body back to the States.

Her son laid down his life for others for others. For his country.

Sometimes … there are no words.


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12 Comments

  1. October 24, 2011, 4:45 am   /  Reply

    Oh, my heart! You are right. Our words sometime fail. Praying God’s Word, the only Word that does not fail, over you and your friend, Beth – that you will be a conduit of God’s love and comfort in these difficult days. XOX

  2. Jeanne T
    October 24, 2011, 7:04 am   /  Reply

    So true, Beth. Continuing to pray.

  3. October 24, 2011, 7:24 am   /  Reply

    You are right, sometimes there are no words. I send love. ~ Wendy

  4. October 24, 2011, 7:44 am   /  Reply

    No words…but tears. I’m so, so sorry for your friend and her whole family. Praying…

    And also praying for you and Rob, as you mourn with and reach out to your friend.

  5. October 24, 2011, 8:05 am   /  Reply

    Praying…

  6. October 24, 2011, 8:17 am   /  Reply

    You are absolutely rigtht and that is a beautiful quote. Also praying and sending love to all concerned.

  7. John Perrodin
    October 24, 2011, 9:41 am   /  Reply

    As a parent my heart is crushed to think of Scoti’s pain. May the Lord continue to uplift and hold her and her son’s young family… She is in our prayers.

  8. October 24, 2011, 11:22 am   /  Reply

    Heartbreaking. Praying. Loving.

  9. Pat
    October 24, 2011, 2:48 pm   /  Reply

    Beautifully said, Beth. Praying and asked my Sunday School class to pray.

  10. Air Force Mom
    October 24, 2011, 3:20 pm   /  Reply

    I am praying for your friend. I’m so sorry.

  11. October 24, 2011, 3:24 pm   /  Reply

    Wow, no words indeed. Praying…

  12. October 24, 2011, 9:12 pm   /  Reply

    Last year my friend’s adult son was killed in a freak bike accident on October 22. I’ll remember both in prayer, knowing the pain of the year that lies before them.

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