Warriors, an archetype that stirs the imagination, visions of sabers, battle, conquest, fighting the good fight and defending all we hold sacred. The warrior ethic resonates deeply with those seeking to establish community. After all, the warriors have all the flashy adornments.
As our sense of community evolves it is apparent that warriors of another type have come to defend and even establish what we hold sacred. These are the warriors of the plow, the spoon, the protest and activism. While they may not brandish swords or engage in traditional battle they are My Heroes.
Pagans living sustainably, creating communities that reflect an environmental ethic, engage shovels, sweat and the tilling of the land as their weapons of choice in a battle that may influence the very destiny of man kind. My Heroes
Those feeding the hungry, engage the simple spoon as a weapon with the power to end hunger, nourish community and establish that we are a one human family. My Heroes
Standing in the streets our new army thrust signs forward that proclaim Social Justice, in all its forms, as the only reasonable course of action. They risk arrest, loss of jobs and their own safety in defense of the basic human principle of freedom and justice. My Heroes!
Around the world members of our community are working to provide service to communities in need. From the Peace Corps to those working to respond to famine in the third world, these individuals wield knowledge in their war on human suffering, My Heroes!
Much has been said recently about the warrior ethic, photos abound of individuals dressed for battle, my their intent be to join the warriors referenced above. The clothing of a warrior does not make a warrior; it is the battles they fight that define them.