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A Different Kind Of Heroism Essay

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Imagine that you were not born human, but instead an entity. Imagine that you are living in the state of tranquility with no fear of pain or sadness. Everything around you is pure and free of evil. No threat can come between you and your innocence. Then imagine that you are sent out of paradise to help give people the chance to see what you see, otherwise they are destined for a place where pain and suffering are inevitable. The only way to save these people from eternal damnation is to shed your own blood on their behalf. Those same people that you are sent to save torture and kill you. After you die, people still reject you and cast you out of their hearts. This is not a surprise to you however. You knew the results before you began this mission, yet you still followed through to save those few people who follow your messages. Your name would be Jesus Christ.According to the Random House Webster's College Dictionary, a hero is defined as, "a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities." This makes great sense and of course is accurate, but it makes a hero seem invincible. I believe heroism can be measured by what the hero endures or sacrifices for the welfare of others. Our world is abundant with strong people who are admired, but not many have endured pain and suffering for the sake of others. Jesus is the elite who has endured physical pain and the emotional disappointment of being rejected only to save the few who accepts him. No one has ever done so much for the world knowing that it would cost him great agony, other than my hero, Jesus Christ.Most have already heard Jesus' claims of being the Son of God and how he was sent to Earth as the messiah. I was taught also that before he was born on Earth, he had already existed in heaven. I was taught that God's passion toward the world influenced him to send his only son to die for those living in it. Jesus gave up living in the serenity of...

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