Actor Damian Walshe-Howling

Damian has now found himself on the set of Steven Spielberg’s TV drama Terra Nova.

Psalm 82:1-8

Reference: v.3 “Give justice to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.” (TNIV Bible)

Explore: I was recently chatting to Aussie actor Damian Walshe-Howling.  Damian first came to fame on Aussie screens through Blue Heelers, but after doing theatre and writing and directing short films, he has now found himself on the set of Steven Spielberg’s TV drama Terra Nova. As I was researching for the interview with Damian, I found lots of content about his previous acting roles, but was intrigued to discover that he had been a World Vision ambassador. As part of his role he travelled to Cambodia to see first hand the effect that slavery has on children in developing countries. It had a profound impact on his life and helped him to use his position to stand up for those who are less fortunate than himself.

Application: While I don’t know whether Damian is a believer of Christ, he has been inspired to make a difference in this world by using his position to bring justice to the poor and oppressed. With the mandate that we have from God, like Psalm 82:3, how much more should we work towards supporting the oppressed and the destitute? We may not think that we have as much sway as a popular actor, but we all have the chance to play our part in making the world a better place.

Prayer: O God, you made the world and yet we treat those within it so poorly. May we treat others as You treat us. Amen.

How can you help the poor and destitute?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.