Heroes, part 2


It seems that often, heroes arise from some of the most unlikely places and circumstances. Join Michael, SJ, and Troy Mangum as they discuss heroes. Who they are, where they come from, and why we all need them. (part 2 of 3)

Quotes from this episode:

It’s significant our hearts capacity to identify with large stories, large characters, icons, that represent things.

I don’t believe people go to those films and stories to escape reality; I really believe people go to those stories to find it.

True heroes don’t shine a light on themselves. True heroes always shine the light on the Greater Good. 

Jesus is the model of heroism. It’s embedded into Western culture and they don’t even recognize it.

Manhood is action.


Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!

You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944 ! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!

I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.
We will accept nothing less than full Victory!

Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Resources mentioned:

The Kindling Fire Podcast by Troy Mangum

The Heart of a Warrior Encounter West

The Deepening Weekend