For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, but lose his soul
~ Mark 8:36
"I don't want to gain the whole world and lose my soul, so I pray that I'm an artist who rises above the road that is wide and filled with self-love." (Verse from Tobymac's Loose My Soul)
When I approach a role, I am committed to go on a journey of exploration, into the souls of each new role I consume. I am committed to serve as the vessel to those whose voices demand to be heard. I am committed to sharing my journey with the audience as I live out the character's lives on stage. However, if I want to share my soul in acting, how can I do it apart from God, who owns my soul?
Therefore, ( in the words of Tobymac) "my prayer is that God will hollow me out, clean out my junk and breathe through me so He can steal my show."