It’s rare that high-profile celebrities speak about their faith and champion Christianity. A few conservative ones do: Mark Wahlberg, Chris Pratt, and Mel Gibson all have in the past. But, few others do, particularly when they’re on the left and are dealing with other, “progressive” people within woke Hollywood and risk seeing their career demolished if they anger the woke mob.
Well, iconic actor and multi-time Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Denzel Washington has spoken out on the topic of faith, using his platform and fame to encourage Americans to “listen to God.”
He did so when speaking to a Christian men’s conference in September of 2021, commenting on his faith and how it informs his daily life, according to a report in the Christian Post.
Beginning, he spoke about a promise he made to his mother and how that has informed how he has acted since, saying:
“At 66, getting ready to be 67, having just buried my mother, I made a promise to her and to God, not just to do good the right way, but to honor my mother and my father by the way I live my life, the rest of my days on this Earth. I’m here to serve, to help, to provide.”
Continuing, Washington elaborated as what he hears God telling him to do when he prays, saying “In every prayer, all I hear is: ‘Feed my sheep.’ That’s what God wants me to do.”
Elaborating on that and describing what he sees it as meaning and how it should inform what men do in their daily lives, Washington went on to say:
“What I found out in the last couple of years is there are all kinds of sheep. So that’s why I talk to experienced shepherds to help guide me.
“The world has changed. What is our role as a man? The John Wayne formula is not quite a fit right now. But strength, leadership, power, authority, guidance, patience are God’s gift to us as men. We have to cherish that, not abuse it.”
He also commented on his own internal battles and how living how God wants him to live hasn’t always been easy, saying:
“What I played in the movies is not who I am, it’s what I played. I’m not going to sit or stand on any pedestal and tell you about what I had in mind for you or your soul. Because the fact of the matter is, in the whole 40-year process, I was struggling for my own soul.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics