BBC presenter Dan Walker has opened up about how his faith in Jesus Christ shapes how he lives his life.
In an interview with Sorted magazine, Walker explained that having real faith makes a difference to your behaviour.
The BBC Breakfast and Football Focus presenter also said it gives him a greater awareness of his role in society and the impact he has on others.
‘Who I am’
Walker said: “My faith plays a very significant part of my life. I don’t take much seriously in life except for my faith and my family.
if you have a strong faith in Jesus Christ, it has to make a difference to how you live your life
“I believe that if you have a strong faith in Jesus Christ, it has to make a difference to how you live your life. It informs who I am and who I would like to be, where I’m going, the way I talk, the way I act, hopes, dreams, aspirations etc.
“It is a significant part of every day I live. It is the most important thing about me and I can’t imagine life without Jesus.”
He continued: “If you are a Christian, that has an impact on your decisions, your language, the way you think and speak and go about your daily business.
“I would like to think that it reduces pride and self-obsession and makes you think more carefully about the people around you, and the impact you’re having on the community and society around you.
“For me, it’s been an overwhelmingly positive thing. I know people sometimes choose to see it as a negative and that’s fine. I never mind having a discussion about it.
He concluded: “For me, it underpins everything I am and want to be. Being a Christian is a very big part of my life.”