Chris Pratt Goes Off-Script at Disney Ceremony, Speaks God's Truth and Ends with 'Merry Christmas'
Hollywood movie star Chris Pratt, of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World” fame, has never been shy about his strong Christian beliefs.
Sadly, that puts Pratt firmly in the minority of a decidedly anti-Christian Hollywood that attacks both Christians and Christianity alike.
To paraphrase one of my favorite movies of all time, in these dark times in Hollywood, Chris Pratt isn’t the movie star we deserve, but the one we need.
Pratt has made it a point to praise Jesus anytime he’s on a stage accepting a movie award — such as the “Choice Summer Movie Actor” nod at the Teen Choice Awards in August or the “Generation Award” at June’s MTV Movie and Video Awards — which certainly deviates from what we’ve come to expect from Hollywood.
Pratt had yet another opportunity this weekend to expound his beliefs in the public eye. This time, however, he did so at a Disney event, which is mildly surprising considering some of Disney’s more anti-Christian decisions.
To give credit where it’s due, Pratt’s comments came during Disneyland’s Candlelight processional, a tradition dating back to park’s inaugural opening in 1955.
As Theme Park Insider reports, Pratt gave a glowing speech indicating that there is, in fact, some good left in Hollywood.
Check it out here. Pratt’s speech starts about the 50-minute mark.
Aside from a powerful reading of the Gospel of Luke, Pratt went “off-book” as The Daily Wire put it, and gave a heartwarming message about love.
“Ladies and gentlemen, it was really my honor to share this beautiful Candlelight ceremony with all of you,” Pratt said. “It’s been a very special and inspiring night. For me, being a parent has really changed my life in so many ways. And one of those ways is to understand, truly, the love that a father could have for a child.”
Pratt went on to point out his son in the audience.
“When I stare at this precious little creation of mine here, and I watch the ways in which he tries to please me, I just fill with a love that I feel is so pure, and unending,” Pratt said.
The man who sometimes dons the guise of “Star-Lord” made a moving comparison to how he bases his love on the love of “our Father in heaven.”
“The way we love our children, the more we love our children, the more we will understand the capacity for our Father in heaven to love us. Each and every one of us is a precious creation, and He just marvels in the ways that we can try to please Him. That should give us a great deal of comfort. I know it does for me.”
Pratt then pushed for “hope and love,” something which many of us need these days more than ever.
“This holiday season, let us embrace every one of our tomorrows with hope and love. And through this holiday spirit may we continue to spread peace and goodwill throughout the world.”
Impressively, Pratt ended his speech with a phrase that leftists seem all too eager to eradicate.
“Thank you, and Merry Christmas!” he said.
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