Producer and preacher DeVon Franklin's first job in the film industry was as an intern for the one and only Will Smith. During the interview, however, his faith came into play. Watch as DeVon reflects on asking to not work on the Sabbath to honor his faith and what that experience taught him about himself.
Watch Oprah's complete interview with DeVon Franklin this Sunday at 11/10c.
I have received many rewarding and heartwarming comments from you about "Super Soul Sunday". I don't use the word rewarding loosely. Your feedback is vital, as
well as encouraging and inspiring. This show symbolizes the reason why I wanted
to stay in television and didn't glide off into the sunset on a boat somewhere
after ending the 25 year run of The Oprah Show.
I wanted to use
television to drop little pieces of Light into our consciousness. "Super Soul Sunday" is the beginning of the fulfillment of that dream. A place where open
minded "seekers" can gather to explore the multiple palettes of Spirituality.
For me, Spirituality means living your life with an open heart to Kindness,
Grace, Gratitude, Forgiveness, Faith, Courage, Truth, Love and ultimately Divine
So I'm officially calling all SEEKERS—those of you seeking
Success, Happiness, Fulfillment, Joy. Those of you seeking more meaning and
purpose, who have an understanding or even just an inkling that Life is grander,
and more mysterious than we can ever know and you want to be aligned with the
Mystery and the Magic that is our Universal birthright. If what I'm saying
speaks to you at all, then please join me beginning this week for "Super Soul Sunday". We're creating a gathering of spiritual thought leaders, to stimulate
and inspire us to move in the direction of our deepest heart's desire to learn
from our mistakes and keep moving forward.
I met a young man a couple of
months ago who's faith was so strong and Light was so bright, that after less
than 7 minutes with him I said we need to do a show together. An unlikely
candidate to be a spiritual thought leader, (he's a Hollywood executive) I was
so moved by his passion and commitment to faith while functioning in the lion's
den of entertainment I could hardly wait to do a "Super Soul Sunday" and share his
insights, clarity and wisdom with you. He's in the business of developing
movies and talent, but as you will see, is a bonafied dynamo himself... a
different kind of spiritual teacher for our times.
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