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TV Sitcom Star’s Christian Life

by | Sat, Feb 4 2023

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The sudden passing of Laverne & Shirley star Cindy Williams has led to renewed interest in her Christian faith.

The 75-year-old who played ‘Shirley Feeney’ in the TV sitcom admitted she kept fairly quiet about her religious beliefs in Hollywood circles because it was full of ‘cynics.’

In her later years the actress explained how her faith had been central to her everyday life.

She told Psychology Today: “God was imbued in me from the time of my birth; and me in Him. I just had this sense of always being all right, even though the situation might be dire. Where that came from, I don’t know, but it just enhanced my knowledge of a power that was unconditionally good, and there for me. And so it was in that spirit that I grew up.”

Cindy revealed that as a child, church was a place of refuge for her, especially from her father’s alcoholism.

She said that from an early age she learned to trust in God and have peace that He would lead and direct her life.

She believed those who were afraid of God or Jesus misunderstood who they were.

The TV legend stressed that God was not the great punisher as some believed.

She observed that God is “unconditional love and with that comes great humour.”

Faithwire quoted her as saying: “When you take humour out of society, you take a lot of love out of society.”

She believed that is what is happening in the world today.

Her children Zak and Emily Hudson said: “The passing of our kind, hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed.”