Well-known actor Denzel Washington, who often speaks about his Christian faith, recently encouraged young people to be unashamed of their faith, even on social media.
In an interview about his upcoming film Roman J. Israel, Esq., in which he plays a defense attorney who must stand up for his convictions, Washington had some words of wisdom for the Millennial Generation.
"I would say to your generation — find a way to work together because this is a very divisive, angry time you're living in, unfortunately, because we didn't grow up like that," he said, as reported by The Christian Post.
Washington also encouraged young people to refrain from becoming addicted to social media, but when they use it, to do so to share God’s Word.
"I pray for your generation," he said. "What an opportunity you have! Don't be depressed by it because we have to go through this, we're here now. You can't put that thing back in the box."
Washington went on to share how he and Dan Gilroy, the writer and director of Roman J. Israel, Esq., prayed and shared the Word of God every day while working on the film.
"We prayed every day, we read the daily Word every day," he said.
"My mother said to me when I was 59, she said, 'Denzel, you do a lot of good. You have to do good the right way and you know what I'm talking about,'" he concluded. "I don't drink anymore, I don't do any of those things. I'm all about the message, to the degree that I know it, and I'm unashamed and unafraid to share it! So you have to be unafraid and unashamed to share it in the way your millennial generation know's how.”
Roman J. Israel, Esq. will be in theaters beginning November 22, 2017.
Publication date: November 6, 2017
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.