Heroes at the beginning of any story are not strong and capable characters. Often they are insecure, broken, ill equipped and full of self doubt. They never have what it takes to get things done and often say ‘I don’t have what it takes to do this!’ The only difference between a villain and hero is the reaction to the pain, ‘I am going to stop anybody else experiencing that’, says the Hero the villain says, ‘I am going to get the world back!’ Jesus calls us to a story that transforms us. The bible is full of heroes and villains, the Apostle Paul was both Listen to the Apostle Paul’s transformation from persecutor of the Christians to leader of the early church. ‘People don’t like me I am routinely in prison and bitten by snakes,’ but I glory in suffering because suffering produces perseverance, perseverance character and character hope. Jesus calls us not to a life of comfort and ease but a story that transforms us. James says Consider it joy when you face trials and tribulations. Joy happens when the challenge has been gotten through. Invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.