Heroes to Emulate

Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. ~ Galatians 3:7 NIV

Never talk down to an alcoholic from any moral or spiritual hilltop; simply lay out the kit of spiritual tools for his inspection. Show him how they worked with you. Offer him friendship and fellowship. Tell him that if he wants to get well you will do anything to help. ~ Alcoholics Anonymous, page 95

We walk a new walk
that is old for others
but we who feel like dwarfs
and look on those well-placed
on the path
as giants on whose shoulders
we are allowed to stand.
Abraham was a man
plagued with doubt
prone to lie
but obeying
on whose life we look back
with twenty-twenty
and admiration.
Those who went before
were not giants
nor are we when we’ve walked
some miles
but we must accept those
who see us as we perceived
or predecessors.
God, thank you for the progression
yielding progress
and heroes to emulate.