Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf — who recently converted to Catholicism — revealed how he found god in a recent interview.
“My opinion about God before my world had crumbled was art, love and God, they all mean the same thing. They’re synonymous. And I had also been told my whole life, your life is your life. You have to make with it what you can, you know, you got to be a good guy and then you got to get married and then you got to get a house and you got to get a job and do good at your job,” the Transformers actor told Bishop Robert Barron. “And like your life is your life and things will work out if you put effort in. And I always really felt that. And it made it hard to believe in God because it felt like my managerial skills are what are going to amount to a fulfilled existence.”
“When all of my Designs failed when all of my plans went out the window when my life had led to serious Infliction of pain and damage on other people I threw up my hands like, ‘my plans are garbage,'” he continued.
LaBeouf then explained how he came to be disgusted with his Hollywood lifestyle and knew he needed to seek change. “Though the news that had come out has been like, I’ve been abusive to women and I’ve been shooting dogs and I’ve been willingly giving women STDs and like there’s it’s disgusting. It’s depraved I felt deep shame deep guilt shame like I had never experienced before,” he said.
“It was seeing other people who would sin beyond anything I could even conceptualize also being found in Christ that made me feel like ‘okay, well that that gives me hope,” he said of his salvation. “I started hearing experiences of other like depraved people who had found their way in this the gospel. It gave me this, this invite to just let go. I came from the school of God helps those who helps themselves.”