Mark Wahlberg Overrules Hollywood: “It’s not popular in my industry, but I cannot deny my faith, that’s an even bigger sin”

Mark Wahlberg overruled Hollywood and wore an ash cross on his forehead in observance of Lent during an interview with “Today’s” Samantha Guthrie.  Wahlberg spoke about his Christian faith despite it not being popular in Hollywood.

Mark said: “I don’t want to jam it down anybody’s throat, but I do not deny my faith. That’s an even bigger sin. You know, it’s not popular in my industry, but I cannot deny my faith. It’s important for me to share that with people.”

“I have friends from all walks of life and all different types of faiths and religions, so it’s important to respect and honor them as well. Discipline has always been important for me in life.

“Once I started getting into movies and transitioned from music, I realized I needed a lot of discipline in my life, and that discipline has afforded me so many other things.

“I’ve been rewarded for it so much, and I want to share that with people, so whether that’s with fasting, working out more, detaching from other things and just spending more time with God, in prayer or in thoughtful reflection. 

“And those things are important.”

“Oh, it’s everything,” Wahlberg said, speaking of his faith. 

“It’s afforded me so many things. Obviously, you know, God didn’t come to save the saints. He came to save the sinners.

“We’ve all had things and issues in our lives, and we want to be better versions of ourselves, and, through focusing on my faith, it’s allowed me to do that.”


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