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14 The Message Monthly -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Entertainment September 4, w , " On the Record By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS Columnist Who is l:lle hero in each of us? HERO IN ME simply let myself go/I've developed a co-depen- dency/And as I grow older, so many places/That He's lived as long as he possibly can/Given the t have never been,/Time's tapping on my shoul. circumstance/Cause he's protected himself from der/l hope that it's never/Too late to begin. : the world/He never gave it a chance,/And he : saysJHere in my security/I've put a limit on my (REPEAT REFRAIN}  ff-protection and my possibility Written and sung by Jeffrey Gaines Copyright (c) 1992 by Chrysalis Records Inc. do I'm not familiar with Jeffrey Gaines, but there's a lot 1 like about his "Hero in Me." As I that visualizes a different life, a way of living be- yond current limitations. It helps us keep reach.'h* ing for seemingly distant goals. Heros are not just those geous acts make the aea, who continue to act their lives At times, we all feellike so part of ourselves doesn't deny our feelings of grief, : The song affirms that change is el_ways possi- REFRAIN And I sleep and I dream of the paman ble. The individual in the,,song dreams 'of the i; Imight have bee n//, d t II be free person I might have been, bu{ "then I wait and again/And I speak like . e dream fades away.  someone/Who's been to the lighest However, the individual continues to believe ? stories of athletes peaks and back again/And I say that my grass is greener than anyone's/Till I believe again/Then I wait. and the dream fades away/And I face the day And I realize that there's got/To be some hero in me/There's got to be soma hero in me/There's got to be some hero in me./There's got to be some hero in me their every on a whim/She's lost her ire looks late to start over. Security/I've in himself. Even though he has failed to create the life he desires, he realizes that "there's got to be some hero in me." I take this statement to mean that he senses his courage and willingness to work toward what he wants out of life. He hopes that "it's never too late to begin." He chooses to look beyond security and self- protectibn to the world of possibility still attain- able for him. The song is right. A hero lives in each of us. And yes, no matter what has happened to us, or how many mistakes we've made, it is never too Who is the hero in us? It is that part of us the route to being The hero in these athletes kept them dream- ing, kept them trying, kept them believing in the possibility of being part of the Barcelona games. Yet we don't need to be world-class athletes to find the hero in ourselves. We can discover this same spirit in each of our souls. Whatever your dreams, your goals, your vi- sions of a life that you desire, keep reaching for this with courage and perseverance. Ask God to find this hero in you. The future that you truly want awaits you. Your comments are always welcome. :. Please address: Charlie Martin, tlR 3, Rockport, IN 47635, 'Merton' examines life Subscribe to of noted Trappist monk An hour-long documentary on Thomas Melton, the noted Trappist monk, will be broad- cast on WTVW Channel 7, the ABC affiliate in Evans- ville, on Sunday, September 27, at 5:30 a.m. (Other ABC affiliates may be broadcasting the program at a different time.} "Merton: A Film Biogra- phy" examines the life of this 20th century priest-writer who touched millions with his autobiography, The Seven Store.y Mountain. "Merton" is closed-cap- tioned and funded in part by the Catholic Communication Campaign. It is part of the four-part "Visions and Val- ues" series, which explores contemporary religious topics or individuals, sponsored by the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission. During his 27 years as a Trappist monk, Thomas Met- ton became an eloquent spiri- tual writer and mystic as well as an outspoken social critic. His genius lay in his ability to communicate as a theologian, a concerned citizen, and a friend, In the course of his 53 years,,, Merto wrote over 60 :os and hundreds of arti- fice, essays, and letters on a @iderange of subjects, from trenchant commentary on a variety of social issues to an interpretation of Zen Buddhism. THOMAS MERTON Funeral Homes Four Convenient Locations ZIEMER'SHEARS EAST CHAPEL 800S. HEBRO N AVE. R.S.V.P St. Marie Edward,O.P./Vocation Directress Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne 600 Linda Avenue, Hawthorne, NY 10532 (914) 769-4794 Dear Sr Edward I wou like to kow rrre ou yOur Co m,"n n ity Name ........................ @ ...... Swts .... Z@ .... EJN SHARE A GREAT COMPASSIC'00I The Dominican Sisters Of Hawthorne. 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