~LAND OF THE HERO AND HEROINE~
One can see Gate Beautiful in heaven
Leading into the land of the heroes and heroines
Where there are only the brave, the outstanding
There dine only those whoíve accomplished great things
They are only the ones with highest honor.
City Beautiful is the reward of these hero figures
City Beautiful is meant for those who deserve all honour
City Beautiful is reserved but for the special few
City Beautiful is for them who reign with Christ,
City Beautiful, the land of the heroes and heroines.
Who then, can ever qualify for City Beautiful?
Who can ever deserve such splendour and honour?
Who is candidate to such glory and magnificence?
What can be done to ever inherit such grandeur?
What could be paid to buy such extravagant majesty?
Heroes are they who are brave, outstanding
Accomplishing great things, doing mighty feats
Heroism requires strength, endurance
There are many heroes on planet earth
Ones we donít recognize Ė theyíre mostly hidden from our view.
But hereís how to recognize these special beings
They are the ones who donít care what other people think
Those who patiently endure ridicule
When they are standing up for the right
And defend the weak, helpess, or fatherless.
True heroes are they who are not afraid to speak
And let known their belief, even though it could cost
They are the ones who do not complain when things go wrong
They are content to suffer, without blaming others
And they are able to withstand against the enemy worst attempts.
Enduring loneliness when there are no friends
Not giving in to temptations, they go against the flow
A hero is one who, after fighting for days, still stands strong
Walking through the flame, he is not devoured
Tossed through the wind and the wave, he does not lose hope.
A hero is he who can stay true to his God when all others rebel
He is not passive, doing what everyone else is doing
The true hero stands erect when others fall
He prospers in everything, for he deals in all things honestly
And he does not give up even when fighting against the odds.
Most of all a hero is one who crucifies himself
Who is willing to break his own will in order to follow Godís will.
Only a humble man or woman can ever be a true hero
There is not a hint of pride, other than the pride of the Cross
Submission to God, humility, self-crucifixion Ė these are traits of true heroism.
Only true heroes and heroines can do those things.
Fighting in a battle and winning, or saving someone supernaturally -
Thatís not a true hero; but one who can do the mentioned things
In all humility, submissiveness, and self-control, this is to be honoured
These are the true heroes that will enter through Gate Beautiful.
Now then, will you be a hero, or a heroine?
It does not take much, except for submitting your life into Godís hands
Surely, thatís the first and foremost step to true heroism
Commit your body to God as a living sacrifice, crucify your own will
Then you will be counted as one worthy to reign in City Beautiful.
Heroism is often the most difficult road to take, but the one most worth it
For it is the one that leads to Ė City Beautiful!
And with Godís help, you can be that hero, and inherit the crown of life
All it takes is submission to God and crucifixion of self, the rest follows
And you will be deemed an honoured one Ė worthy of City Beautiful!
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