The holy river of India?


What was it like being in such a Hindu environment with a Baptist minister?

It was very interesting. The great thing about Hindu culture is that they're very inclusive. They really are just as interested in Christianity as we were in finding out about Hinduism, so it was a great exchange of ideas.

Dennis Quaid on religious tolerance
Certainly I'm a Christian first and foremost. But I do believe in religious tolerance and finding the commonality between all of us. I think that's how we're all going to come together.

Are there certain Bible passages that mean a lot to you?

Dennis Quaid on Jesus' parables
I particularly like the red words, what Jesus said. Certainly the story of the prodigal son, and Jesus' parables, which no matter how many times you read them you can interpret them into your own life in different ways as you grow in life. According to one's level, you can read them simply or interpret them in a very complex way, but they still remain a mystery.

You've had struggles with drugs as well as family struggles. Is there something in the story of the prodigal son that especially resonates with you?

Yes, and that is that no matter what, the door is always open to the Lord. All one has to do is open one's heart and ask, and he'll be there. It's certainly been a comfort in my life.

What do you want your son to know about Christianity?

Dennis Quaid on teaching his son about Jesus
I want him to know about Jesus and Jesus' life, why Jesus came here, why he was on earth. He came here and died for our sins. He came here to teach us how to live. He's an example to all of us-it seems like no matter how hard we try, even the best of us Christians, we can't come close, we fall short of living our life in that perfect way that he did. But it's all about keeping your eye on that.