Hollywood doesn’t take too kindly to people of faith. Well, at least not to Christians.
But actor Chris Pratt isn’t letting that stop him from speaking out boldly about his faith in Jesus.
Best known for his roles in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World,” Pratt is currently one of Hollywood’s hottest stars.
Inspirationally, Pratt attributes his success to the Lord.
Recently, Pratt’s brother, an army vet who dabbles in woodworking, wanted to make him a “pocket dump tray” to take with him on the road.
He asked Chris what should be emblazoned on the tray. At first, Chris thought of something matching his humorous and macho on-screen persona:
“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.”
Then he thought about it, and realized he needed something more rooted in who he really is:
“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.”
Philippians 4:13 reads: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Check out the way his brother, Cully Pratt, designed the tray that Chris now carries with him as he’s shooting some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters:
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.