matter what anyone else does to us, one of the major purposes
of our lives as Christians is to be steadfast in our belief in
good, in gentleness, in loving our neighbor. With some notably
traumatic exceptions, what life dishes out to us is not in our
control, but how we react to life is. Not what happens to us but
how we react is what determines what our spirit is like when we
cash in our chips. God's great glory is a human being who has lived
and loved and suffered but who exits to heaven with the purity of
hope in his or her breast.
sermon "Who Are Your Heroes?"
by the Rev. William A. Kolb
the the sermon in its entirety.