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June 24, 2009

Shia Seeking Something?

'Transformers' star clearly doing some soul-searching these days

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Right now, Shia LaBeouf has an eye on the box office stats, where monster numbers are already piling up for the Transformers sequel, which opened everywhere at midnight last night and in which the young actor plays a starring role.

But LaBeouf might just have an eye on something else too--something a bit more ethereal, maybe even spiritual. Check out these quotes from a recent article and photo shoot in PARADE magazine:

"Sometimes I feel I’m living a meaningless life, and I get frightened.”

“I don’t give a damn about the money anymore. I used to."

"In my parents' generation, rebellion was pop culture. It's not anymore. You can see it in something as simple as where their music was at and where ours is now. If you look at our Billboard Top 100, a lot of those songs on there are from Christian country artists. A lot of rappers, too, are very Christian. The fact that [religion] is even still talked about is kind of wild to me."

“The good actors are all screwed up. They’re all in pain. It’s a profession of bottom-feeders and heartbroken people.”

"I have no answers to anything. None. Why am I an alcoholic? I haven’t a damn clue! What is life about? I don’t know.”

“I don't handle fame well. Most actors on most days don’t think they’re worthy. I have no idea where this insecurity comes from, but it’s a God-sized hole. If I knew, I’d fill it, and I’d be on my way.”

Sounds like seeker speak from here. Pascal has the perfect answer for that last musing: "There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus."

Put another way: God's the only true Transformer. May LaBeouf find him.

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Comments

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." - II Corinthians 12:9

When I was in a very dark place, Christ used this verse to pull me into the light. And it's a blessing I want to share with you.

I read that article too. My research shows that his family is Jewish.
If you have a connection with Shia, please, tell him about the One who fills in that hole!
If you don't know Shia I bet you know someone else who has that same feeling (and you don't even know it). Sure, we would all love to brag about "winning a big one" to Christ, but don't forget the least of these.
"Hey friend, come over for a BBQ, and I have a topic I would love to find out your perspective on."

That is the stupidest thing I've ever read in my entire life. Shia LaBeouf is Jewish. Not everyone has to be or wants to be Xian.

My heart goes out to him. i will pray for his salvation, because God is the only One Who can fill his God-sized whole :(

The fact that someone is of Jewish extraction doesn't exclude them from seeking meaning and wholeness, and there's only one place anyone--regardless of their background--will ever find it.

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