Who's the hero?

Flag Day falls every year on February 15 and Louis Riel Day occurs on the third Monday in February. These two dates, which are curiously close together which are curiously close together, celebrate the accomplishments of two Canadian "heros." So we've got to ask, "What's a hero anyways?"
  1. Louis Riel
  2. Lester Pearson

Research both Louis Riel and Lester Pearson. Create two nice, neat, (big,) colorful charts that lists their major heroic accomplishments (one person per chart) and decide between the two which is the true hero. (You can't have a tie.)

As you do this, ask yourself:

  • What is a hero?
  • What are the qualities of a hero?
  • What do you, as a Christian, value in someone? (This Bible passage might give you some ideas.)
  • What are qualities a Christian should not admire? Try these passages here and here.
  • Who best lives up to the qualities you've researched?
  • Would Riel be a hero if he lived today? Would Pearson be a hero if he'd lived in Riel's time?
  • If one person doesn't live up to the qualities mentioned, why do you think they're still considered a great Canadian?