Wow, I didn’t expect this!
Chris Pratt is a successful actor you’ve probably seen in things like Jurassic World and Parks & Recreation. He just won something called the “Our Generation Award” at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, and he gave a surprising speech.
After thanking his family and friends, he explained what he called “9 rules from Chris Pratt.” About half were generic pieces of advice for life, but the other half were surprisingly blunt in their spiritual import.
“You have a soul,” he began for the second rule, “Be careful with it.”
When explaining rule five – “Whatever it is, earn it” – he said, “Reach out to someone in pain, be of service. It feels good and it’s good for your soul.”
“God is real,” began the sixth rule. “God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that. I do.”
Rule number eight was, “Learn to pray. It’s easy and it’s so good for your soul.”
And the final rule, number nine, was this: “Nobody is perfect. People are going to tell you you’re perfect just the way you are. You’re not. You are imperfect. You always will be. But there is a powerful force that designed you that way. And if you’re willing to accept that, you will have grace. And grace is a gift.”
He had a lot more to say, though some of his other rules are a bit crude, so be warned if you watch the full video below.
Chris Pratt appears to be some sort of non-denominational Christian. In an interview for Vanity Fair, he shared a story about how he was living an immoral lifestyle but started going to church after a stranger invited him.