Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg went on “Fox & Friends Weekend” today to take about the importance of faith.
The actor revealed how his Christian faith changed his life for the better, both personally and professionally.
“The faith part of the discipline has really afforded me all the other wonderful things in my life, my family, my career, being able to turn my life around,” he said.
“I grew up from very humble beginnings, obviously had a troubled youth.
“Once I realized that God was calling me and really wanting to help me and turn my life around, and knew that I had potential.
“Once I started to become more disciplined, really, the world became full of opportunity.
“So, I just want to share that with people and their own.
“But just being the best versions of themselves.”
Co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy asked Wahlberg: “Was there a moment when God called you?”
“There’s been many things, you know, I would have to say becoming a parent, becoming a husband, certainly.
“We talked about my youth and that sort of thing.
“But I think it’s getting older. And, here’s the great thing.
“Every year you get an opportunity for a reset. We’re all still weak in the flesh.
“We just want to be closer to God and more like God.”
Speaking making a commitment for Lent, Wahlberg said:
“Everybody knows what God wants to attach them from and, replacing bad habits with good habits.
“So, it’s really between you and God, what you decide to give up or what you decide to do more of.
“I think sometimes, people can give up candy, but it’s a lot more powerful and a lot more impactful to give your time to somebody else and just to give more and do more, even a kind word and a smile.
“You never know how far that will go with somebody who’s going through some really difficult.”
“It’s the largest Christian app in the world,” he said of the Catholic prayer app called “Hallow.”
“It was number three on Apple’s free apps ahead of Google and TikTok and all of these things, Spotify, Netflix.
“I mean, people are thirsty for spiritual connection.
“They’re thirsty and hungry for comfort, and guidance, and also companionship with one another.
“So it’s been amazing.
“You can tell, people are really hungry and they need spirituality in their lives.
“You can’t really have spirituality without religion, even though it’s been separated.
“You know, we all know that, it all goes hand-in-hand.
“We all need to encourage and support each other,” Wahlberg said.