I recently came across the news item of a commencement address delivered by the well-known movie actor Denzel Washington.
His message was awesome in its truth, simplicity and straightforwardness. I felt it was worth sharing his speech and the spirit that was speaking clearly through him here.
Here are some of his noteworthy talking points:
- Number one, put God first in everything you do. Everything that you think you see in me and everything you think I’ve accomplished and everything you think I have … everything I have is by the grace of God, understand that. It’s a gift.
- You’ll never see a U-Haul behind a hearse.
- Say “thank you” in advance for what is already yours.
- Do what you feel passionate about.
Those are words from a true leader of men, a man after God’s own heart: A real man, an authentic person, with a mind, a heart and a SOUL filled with the awareness of God’s presence and grace in his life.