Humans desire more than small pleasures in the routines of life. We seek great challenges in the face of death.
It is not the desire to be heros that holds us back from expansive life. Rather, that we claim to be the creator’s of our our own heroic status, instead of embracing the true creator, Christ.
In light of death, we are called to come to Christ.
Mere self-effort or heroism will not overcome death.
Through Christ and in Christ, we already are conquerors, overcomers in this life.