My mother named me after the Stephen in …

My mother named me after the Stephen in Acts, hoping I would be a man full of faith and wisdom, so I’ve got to at least mention him as among my favorites.

However, I must also mention Daniel. Seemingly, he had it all together from his youth and he remained steadfast as a blameless leader for many decades. He kept rising to the top, even when there were significant changes politically and personally to deal with. There are few major Bible characters who have no recorded flaws, but Daniel is of that number.

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