Denzel Washington has proven that in Hollywood, he get’s better with age! The Oscar winning actor sat down with GQ Magazine for an exclusive that everyone who lives by faith should read. Washington spoke candidly about his fondest acting memory along with his relationship with his estranged father who was also a Pentecostal pastor. Despite of their relationship, spirituality and faith is something that Washington holds on to everyday.
I read from the Bible every day, and I read my Daily Word. I read something great yesterday. It said, “Don’t aspire to make a living. Aspire to make a difference.
That was thirty years ago, at the church I still attend. The minister was preaching, “Just let it go.” I said, “I’m going to go with it.” And I had this tremendous physical and spiritual experience. It did frighten me. I was slobbering, crying, sweating. My cheeks blew up. I was purging. It was too intense. It almost drove me away. I called my mother, and she said I was being filled with the Holy Spirit. I was like, “Does that mean I can never have wine again?”
He talks more about his daughter’s new acting career in Django Unchained with Jamie Foxx, getting filled with the Holy Ghost and losing Whitney Houston but most importantly, Denzel concludes about how important it is for fathers to be in their children’s lives:
One of the things that saddens me the most about my people is fathers that don’t take care of their sons and daughters. And you can’t blame that on The Man or getting frisked. Take responsibility. Look in the mirror and say, “What can I do better?” There is opportunity; you can make it. Whatever it is that you choose, be the best at it. You have an African-American president. You can do it. But take responsibility.