What Makes Them Heroes?

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August 6, 2012 by Brian

A break from tradition….We haven’t posted anything on this blog except meeting summaries before. I received this email today and decided to post it here, because it is timely relative to the discussions we have been having lately. I think about how many women complain about the passion that is missing from their men. Duh! You spent a lot of time taming him, getting him to behave! I am thinking, too, about the guy who admitted shrinking back from confrontation in a local 7-11, when he wished he would have acted. How many men admitted they might have done the same thing?  Guys – we need to get our hearts back!

The source of this is the daily email blast sent out by Ransomed Heart, which you can subscribe to by clicking here. I’ve been getting these for years and about 1 out of 5 is really, really good.

Let me know what you think about this concept of the good things from men being Wild, and therefore potentially dangerous, by leaving a comment below.  We haven’t had comments available very long and I’d like to hear your thoughts.

What Makes Them HEROES?
That strength so essential to men is also what makes them heroes. If a neighborhood is safe, it’s because of the strength of men. Slavery was stopped by the strength of men, at a terrible price to them and their families. The Nazis were stopped by men. Apartheid wasn’t defeated by women. Who gave their seats up on the lifeboats leaving the Titanic, so that women and children would be saved? And have we forgotten-it was a Man who let himself be nailed to Calvary’s Cross. This isn’t to say women can’t be heroic. I know many heroic women. It’s simply to remind us that God made men the way they are because we desperately need them to be the way they are. Yes, a man is a dangerous thing. So is a scalpel. It can wound or it can save your life. You don’t make it safe by making it dull;you put it in the hands of someone who knows what he’s doing.

If you’ve spent any time around horses, you know a stallion can be a major problem. They’re strong, very strong, and they’ve got a mind of their own. Stallions typically don’t like to be bridled, and they can get downright aggressive-especially if there are mares around. A stallion is hard to tame. If you want a safer, quieter animal, there’s an easy solution: castrate him. A gelding is much more compliant. You can lead him around by the nose; he’ll do what he’s told without putting up a fuss. There’s only one problem: Geldings don’t give life. They can’t come through for you the way a stallion can. A stallion is dangerous all right, but if you want the life he offers, you have to have the danger too. They go together.

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