I bet you already know who my latest real life hero is

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It doesn't happen often, but when it does, it is most welcomed.

I am talking about the surfacing of a real life hero.

Over the past weeks since the beginning of the Ukraine war I have been humbled by the actions of one man in particular.

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Zelensky has risen to the occasion and surpassed it.

I can only imagine what it must be like to see the country you love invaded. To watch the people who elected you being killed. To have your own life under threat for wanting to defend against all of those things.

The mental stress must be incredible.

Do I think Zelensky has lived an agelic life before this war? No. However, heroes appear at certain times. Their actions speak for them.

One such action was when on the 25 February 2022 Zelinsky was offered and option to leave Kyiv and flee to safety. He refused.

You can see him daily. He is simply getting on with his role as leader. Here he is going to see wounded Ukrainians in hospital.

Actions do speak louder than words, but even his words have been humbling. Even after invasion he has tried at every opportunity to talk his way towards peace.

The world needs heroes like this, real life people that others can look up to. I am not sure if he will ever read this blog post, but if he (you) does then I just wanted to say a sincere THANK YOU. Two words filled with respect and admiration. You have not just led the Ukraine, you have led all of us. May you live long and prosper.

Oh sorry, did you think I meant Vladimir Putin?

Well actually, you know what, in future I "may" also mean Putin.

As I wrote a few seconds ago, heroes appear at certain times in history. They are not necessarily perfect human beings. They rise out of a moment when they show those around them they are worthy of being called a hero.

Putin may have made a horrific mistake in invading the Ukraine which has led to the deaths of so many and caused the country he leads to become a pariah country.

'Cometh the hour, cometh the man. ' John 4:23

It is not too late for Putin to become a hero.

He may never be forgiven, and people may never forget, but the Russian president has within his power the ability to change his path.

It is never too late to take good actions.

Imagine what Putin could do with all of the power he has.

Imagine tomorrow you wake up and see the news headlines:


Imagine from that moment forth he did everything in his power to make amends for what he has done.

Imagine if he used his network of fear and intimidation at home to create a new democracy. One that is better than the USA, UK and other Western Countries. Heck, their democracies are far from perfect!

Therefore, isn't this a huge opportunity for Putin to show the world goodness. To lead by example. To show people he is strong enough to say sorry. To show them a democracy that their own countries want to have themselves.

Imagine Russian soldiers helping the Ukranians to build back their country.

There are so many good actions Putin could do, and if he did them, then yes, he would become my latest real life hero.

Take care of yourself today.

PS. Guess who just got nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize? Zelinsky!

Author: Christian Jacques Bennett*

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