Denzel Washington Says His Gifts Were Given by the ‘Grace of God’

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    Denzel Washington Says His Gifts Were Given by the ‘Grace of God’
    Denzel Washington Says His Gifts Were Given by the ‘Grace of God’

    Denzel Washington Says His Gifts Were Given by the ‘Grace of God’

    Denzel Washington Says His Gifts Were Given by the ‘Grace of God’

    My Gifts Were Given By The Grace Of God – Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washington, an Academy and Tony Award-winning actor and director, continues to praise God for his numerous gifts, most recently as a guest on the fourth season premiere of a late-night comedy talk show.

    Washington discusses his passion for New York, pizza, his forthcoming film “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” how he prepares for his parts, and what he’s learned after many years in Hollywood in a 23-minute video interview on Showtime’s “Desus & Mero,” hosted by podcasters Desus Nice and The Kid Mero.

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    During the conversation, the New York native claimed that he was “given the innate ability to act” by the “grace of God.”

    Denzel Washington Says His Gifts Were Given by the ‘Grace of God’

    Washington said despite having the natural ability, he still had to study to be as good of an actor as he can be.

    “That’s why I did,” He said. “And it paid off.”

    Later in the video, Washington was asked to name “one of the most important lessons in Hollywood that everyone should know.”

    “One of the most important lessons in life that you should know is to remember to have an attitude of gratitude, of humility, understand where the gift comes from,” Washington advised.

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    The actor assured the young men that everything he’s done, “It’s not mine, it’s been given to me by the grace of God.”

    He encouraged everyone to use what they have “to help others,” as he said he has done.

    “You’ll never see a U-haul behind a hearse,” Washington assured. “Egyptians tried. What did they get? They got robbed!”

    Denzel Washington Says His Gifts Were Given by the ‘Grace of God’

     

    Washington often uses his U-haul analogy. He shared it during his commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011.

    Washington expounded on the quote in a 2014 conversation with young actors posted on actor Tyrese Gibson’s Facebook page.

    “You’ll never see a U-Haul behind a hearse. Now, I’ve been blessed to make hundreds of millions of dollars in my life. I can’t take it with me, and neither can you. It’s not how much you have but what you do with what you have,” he told the actors.

    In a 2017 interview with The Christian Post, Washington shared part of his Christian testimony, saying that when he was 20 years old, “it was prophesied that I would travel the world and preach to millions of people. I thought it was through my work and it has been.”

    “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,’” Washington continued. “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 knows how,” he told this CP reporter at the time.

    Denzel Washington Says His Gifts Were Given by the ‘Grace of God’

    In September 2021, Washington was among the featured speakers at “The Better Man Event” hosted by First Baptist Orlando. He engaged in a sit-down discussion with one of his spiritual mentors, Pastor A.R. Bernard of the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York.

    “In every prayer, all I hear is: ‘Feed my sheep.’ That’s what God wants me to do,” Washington, a father of three, shared.

    The actor said his response is often, “What’s that mean?” But “what I found out in the last couple of years is there are all kinds of sheep.”

    “So that’s why I talk to experienced shepherds to help guide me,” he said.

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