It often seems these days that Hollywood has become little more than a collection of politically ignorant celebrities and religion-hating ideologues, but there is at least one major star who isn’t ashamed of his politics, patriotism or abiding faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
That man is actor Chris Pratt, perhaps best known for his role in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World,” among many other movies and shows. According to Fox News, he just revealed to the public at large the one Bible verse from which he most draws strength and inspiration.
That verse is Philippians 4:13, which reads, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
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According to The Washington Times, Pratt revealed the favorite verse in a social media post displaying a special wooden tray his brother had constructed for him to keep all of the items he carries in his pockets every day in one handy location. Warning: Language may be offensive to some:
So my brother, @cullypratt makes these awesome pocket dump trays. We all need a place to throw our wallets, keys, cell-phones, lighters, pistols or whatever else we keep in your pocket so you know exactly where it is the next day. Well he wanted to make me one and asked me what I wanted on it. I went for the usual chris answer, American bald eagle smoking a cigar, holding a machine gun and an American flag whirling all bad ass in the wind maybe with some nunchucks or something. But then I thought a lot about being homesick. I’d like having a touchstone that I could take with me as I travel on the road for work. Something less straight up bad ass hero and more homesick in need of comfort. So I though about this great bible verse Philippians 4:13 which I’ve relied on for strength from time to time. And he knocks this thing out in like a day!! Reclaimed wood and a wood burner. All by hand. He does all kinds of awesome art stuff and in proud of him. He’s so awesome and you should follow him. He’s a unique individual and my best friend. An army veteran and a sheriffs deputy who has seen a lot of shit in his life but gets up everyday to go to work and help people having bad days cause he’s a real hero. A hero who loves to make something out of nothing with his bare hands. He’s very good and when we were kids he used to make me smell his finger and I always fell for it and I wore his clothes and worshiped him and I still do to this day. Thanks to my big brother from the same mother for my awesome #cullypepper dump tray. It’s my favorite thing I have.
“Well (my brother) wanted to make me one and asked me what I wanted on it,” Pratt wrote, going on to exhibit his all-around American patriotism. “I went for the usual chris answer, American bald eagle smoking a cigar, holding a machine gun and an American flag whirling all bad a** in the wind maybe with some nunchucks or something.”
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But after giving it more thought, Pratt decided upon something less “bad-a** hero” (and less profane) and more along the lines of “comfort” for when he felt homesick.
“So I though about this great bible (sic) verse Philippians 4:13 which I’ve relied on for strength from time to time. And he knocks this thing out in like a day!! Reclaimed wood and a wood burner. All by hand,” he wrote.
Pratt proceeded to describe his brother as his best friend and a real hero in his own right, as he is an Army veteran and sheriff’s deputy, and ended by declaring the new wooden pocket dump tray to be his favorite possession.
This is great, and a welcome relief for those who fear that all of Hollywood has become lost and out-of-touch with the real world and real people surrounding them.
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