Jesse Metcalfe: God Is 'What's Missing From Most People's Lives'

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Actor Jesse Metcalfe said he's building a "much stronger connection" to his faith as he's getting older—and recently argued belief is an essential factor missing from most people's lives today.

"I have a much stronger connection to my faith as I've gotten older," the "God's Not Dead 2" star told CBN's Faithwire. "I don't know if it's because, over time, life just humbles us all when we need to look to something bigger than ... our problems on this earth."

Metcalfe continued, "But I believe having a spiritual connection to a higher power is what is missing from most people's lives."

The actor stars in the new feature film, "On a Wing and a Prayer," streaming now on Prime.

The movie tells the "extraordinary true story of faith and survival," focusing on one man's journey to safely land an airplane to "save his entire family from insurmountable danger after their pilot dies unexpectedly mid-flight."

Metcalfe said it's amazing to be part of bringing a true story to life, adding there's a "lot more responsibility" when portraying a real-life person.

"Sometimes, life is stranger than fiction," he said. "[It's] a pretty remarkable story."

Metcalfe believes some powerful lessons are at the center of "On a Wing and a Prayer," calling it a "story about redemption."

March CM Cover"But it's also about ... having faith in yourself," he said. "Ordinary people can do extraordinary things when you know life is on the line."

As for the faith and family-friendly movie genre more broadly, Metcalfe said he loves seeing the arena "thriving," adding he believes we need such inspirational content now "more than ever."

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