Personal Narrative: A Hero's Journey

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A Hero’s Journey
Several years ago I was teaching church class for five year olds. We were talking about heroes and the people who set an example we should follow. We made a list on the chalk board of the qualities heroes have such as being strong, being honest, and choosing the right on so on. I was hoping that these little ones would realize that the greatest hero in the universe is Jesus. So, I asked the question, and one little boy quickly replied that the greatest hero in the world was He-man. Soon another one declared that Superman had the most power in the world. Needless to say, I had some work to do to help them understand who the real hero is. Perhaps that is why the book, “A Field Guide for the Hero’s Journey,” help particular interest to me. It is written in our era of secularism by two men who are convincingly spiritual and religious. The insight that Jeff Sandefer and Reverend Robert Sirico offer is that each individual can follow a hero’s journey and by so doing lift those they come in contact with. For my personal journey the guidance proposed on the topics, Stones in the Road, Rest, and Fighting
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Not indolent time wasted, but the kind of respite that comes from diversion. Raising seven children can be exhausting, especially when your husband is out of town much of the time, and there is no one to offer relief. Unfortunately, I would spend my time after the children were in bed reading until late at night. Break time should leave you feeling refreshed, not more exhausted. As a family we have referred to this exercise of time out as sharpening the saw, or filling the bucket. You can’t cut wood with a dull saw or dip out of an empty bucket, it is key to your physical, emotional, and spiritual survival to reflect, and contemplate your purpose and the design of your path. It should be obvious to the religious that even God took a period of pensive time to look back and