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Monday, November 16, 2015

Tribute to a hero

Just read this on Facebook, it was posted by author Teresa Medeiros. I'm passing it on because it really is something that should be shared!

We all love our romance heroes and what they stand for and I want to pay tribute to a real-life hero today. Ludovic Boumbas (known as "Ludo" to his friends) was enjoying a birthday celebration for a friend in the cafe in Paris where one of the attacks took place on Friday. When the chaos began, he instinctively threw himself in front of a girl to protect her from the shower of bullets and ended up dying in her place. I've always believed that instinct to protect another human life, especially when a man does it for a woman, is a triumph of the very best in human nature. When something incomprehensibly evil like this happens, our battered hearts can only survive by gazing steadfastly into the opposite direction of sacrificial love. Or as it says in John 15:13: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

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