One of the most under-rated songs from Bruce Springsteen's catalog is Local Hero off the Lucky Town album.
Here are some local heroes of mine.
Eleven volunteers from Good Shepherd who are spending this week in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Far from Bourbon Street.
They are instead serving in communities still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. They'll spend the week -- much of it in the July sun and humidity unique to southeastern Louisiana -- hammering, drywalling, cleaning, serving.
Under the leadership of Ron Dozier, our Pastor of Missions & Community Impact, this group is fleshing out what it means to be Jesus to the world.
Or, as someone said it, they are "incarnations of the incarnation."
Local heroes, indeed.