Will God have a sense of humor when it comes to Mark Wahlberg’s performance in the movies Ted and Ted 2?
While we can’t answer that, we do know that God will have mercy on anyone who is truly repentant of his sins and wrongdoing. Whalberg took the opportunity to ask for the Holy Father’s forgiveness when he was the emcee for the World Meeting of Families. Watch the clip below.
Watch Mark Wahlberg Ask the Pope’s Forgiveness for Starring in ‘Ted’
Wahlberg’s whole life changed when he centered his life on prayer and on his faith. He has stayed focused on what is most important in life and has avoided falling into the temptations of his youth.
“Once I focused on my faith wonderful things started happening for me. And I don’t mean professionally – that’s not what it’s about. These days, I’ll be in church and people will come up to me and say: ‘Do you mind if I sit and pray with you?’ And they’ll start praying and it’ll turn out they’re praying for their new movie to be a success or whatever, and I’m like, this is not what I come here for. For me to sit down and ask for material things is ridiculous. It’s a much bigger picture than that. I want to serve God and to be a good human being and to make up for the mistakes I made and the pain I put people through. That’s what I’m praying for, and I recommend it to anybody.” – Mark Wahlberg in an interview with the Catholic Herald
He attributes much of his success in staying focused on Christ while living in Hollywood to his spiritual director, a man named Father Flavin. Father Flavin is a parish priest that has known Wahlberg for years, and helped lead him from high-school dropout and ex-con, to the successful life he leads today – in his career and his family life. “He’s been in my life since I was 13,” Wahlberg said of Flavin. “He married me and my wife and baptized all my children.” It’s also rumored that Fr. Flavin helps lead and guide Wahlberg in his movie choices, to “honor his religious roots” in the roles he chooses to play.
If you were confused as to why Mark Wahlberg was chosen to host the World Meeting of Families, this video offers a little insight into his conversion and how God has led him to the Catholic faith.