The Accidental Activist

i love it when someone just runs with what they have… no excuses, no ifs or buts, just do it!

i want to honour a man who in recent years has been doing just that & more.  his tenacity & ‘just do it’ attitude humbles me.  but when i say his name, you may be a tad surprised.

who is it?  sean penn.  yes… hollywood, brat pack, that guy, the actor/director, sean penn.

if you want to know more, check out some recent articles…

U.S. actor Sean Penn joined thousands of Egyptian activists who packed downtown Cairo on Friday demanding that military rulers speed up the….

via Sean Penn joins Egyptians in Tahrir Square protest | Reuters.

Two-time Oscar-winner Sean Penn was involved in the release of the two American hikers held in Iran on espionage charges, according to Reuters.

via Sean Penn aided release of US hikers | Film | guardian.co.uk.

WHEN Penn first showed up in Port-au-Prince in January of last year, with a DC-4 full of medics and emergency supplies, and a $1 million…

via The Accidental Activist – NYTimes.com.

but the best read by far was the vanity fair magazine july 2010 issue.  grab a copy from your library… definitely worth a read.  (the online version only has a snippet.)  it includes the story of his son’s accident, the influence of a christian friend (t-bone burnett), & the journey that led to haiti, to start a tent village that grew to 50,000 people.

so yes, sean penn, i honour you.

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For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. Matt 25:35

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About kiwi in perth

god is good. :) really really good. my name is al; god called me to leadership & this is my journey.
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