For as much of a smug cesspool as Hollywood can be, it’s nice to be reminded that not everyone who is a part of it is a terrible person.
Some, in fact, are actually pretty awesome.
One such individual is “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World” star Chris Pratt.
Despite his Hollywood connections, Pratt has often gone against the grain of many of peers. Whereas many Hollywood elitists tend to sow seeds of hatred and division, Pratt goes in the complete opposite direction with messages of love and unity.
“I say I love God. That’s my thing,” Pratt said when he accepted the “Choice Summer Movie Actor” at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards. “I love Him. And you should too.”
Pratt has made no secret about the love that he has for God and wears his faith on his sleeve.
To call it a breath of fresh air would be a mighty understatement.
Of course, some cynics may wonder if Pratt’s exhibition of faith is just for show on these public forums or if he truly believes what he says.
Based on his latest personal journey that he’s chronicling through his Instagram, it’s safe to say that Pratt is the genuine article.
Do you think Pratt sets a good example in Hollywood?
According to People, Pratt spoke on his Instagram story (which delete themselves after 24 hours) about the “Daniel Fast” he was taking part in.
“OK, hi, Chris Pratt here. Day three of the Daniel Fast, check it out, it’s 21 days of prayer and fasting,” he said in the since-deleted video.
“It’s gonna coincide also coincidentally with the ‘Lego Movie 2’ junkets, so by the time you see me, I’ll probably be hallucinating,” he joked. “Stay tuned.”
“The Daniel Fast is based on the fasting experiences of the Old Testament Prophet. It’s a partial fast where some foods are eaten while others are restricted. Most people use this method of fasting for 21 consecutive days,” the Daniel Fast website explains.
The fast itself includes consuming only foods that come from seeds, including all fruits, grains, vegetables and legumes. Only water can be consumed as well. Meats, dairy and sugar are all forbidden.
But more important than any dietary part of the Daniel Fast is the prayers aspect. Praying everyday is also a big part of the fast.
“Entering into a period of extended prayer and fasting is like pushing the ‘pause button’ on life so you can draw nearer to God. The Holy Spirit joins you in this experience as you open your heart to receive from the Lord,” the website also says.
Good on Pratt for bringing this into the public eye. Even if the dietary part of the Daniel Fast holds no appeal to you, only good can come from being closer to God.
Pratt knows that and is trying to spread that message. That’s one message I would never mind hearing from Hollywood.
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