Denzel Washington opened up about his Christian values in an interview with GQ magazine. He says he makes sure to read his Bible every day.
“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.’”
The Christian actor also told the publication about his experience with feeling the Holy Spirit during a service at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ.
“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.”It was too intense. It almost drove me away,” Washington said. “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?”
Denzel has been married to his wife Pauletta Pearson since 1983. The couple have four children.In 1995, the couple renewed their wedding vows in South Africa with Archbishop Desmond Tutu officiating .In 2008, Washington visited Israel with a delegation of African American artists in honor of the Jewish state’s 60th birthday. Denzel is a quiet man of great faith.
The actor described a physical and spiritual experience that he encountered when first feeling the Holy Spirit.
The full interview with GQ can be found in the October issue of the magazine, on stands