In a recent blog post, Amy McGuire reflected on the number of celebrities that have been coming out about their faith.
Denzel Washington has talked of faith, prayer and gratitude to God. Mark Wahlberg spoke to an audience in Boston and described how his faith is the anchor that supports everything he does in life, “In my daily prayers, I ask for guidance, strength in my vocation as a husband and as a father.” Actress Leah Remini posted photos on Instagram of her daughter’s baptism, saying that faith is “a beautiful thing.” Stephen Colbert and Jim Gaffigan are two celebrities that frequently acknowledge and celebrate their faith, and even Mark Zuckerberg, who described himself as an atheist, recently said that he now believes that, “religion is very important.”
What does all this mean?
We now live in a broadly diverse culture where faith is no longer assumed. It was unnecessary to even discuss faith or belief 50 years ago because of the assumption that everyone believed in God.
Today, people are searching, and very few know where to turn to even discuss matters of spirituality. That is why it is essential to think through what you believe about faith, prayer, a relationship with God; because there are people you love who would love to know what you believe. The only way to ever have the conversation is to begin to speak about your experience of God in your life.
Who do you know that doesn’t know Jesus’ love in their life? How can you share your personal experience with them in a way that opens doors?