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I remember those ashes on my head all day from church at school. That’s makeup because it does not look that dark and neat when you have it smeared on your head. I remember seeing him on a ad for a prayer app and knew it was bull. He recently played in that Father Stu movie about the true story of a street boxer who became a priest so it’s like he never stopped playing the role.
He’s like Mel Gibson (before he started misfiring), one of his long-standing appeals for those exhausted of the nasty underbelly of Hollywood is his “religion”. People tend very much to insist on the words they say rather than all the things they do as evidences they believe in the same God. His image has been curated as salt of the earth, good guys, cops, maintainers of what’s right. Regular people identify with that and given the often extreme contrasts, tend to love those with the appearances. Any port in a storm.
In Mark we trust
I think we should all formally complain.
All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.
Contemplate this the next time you think you are above someone.
I think Mark is not a true follower of Christ. Christ requires you to carry a cross of burden to calvary. Living in a multi million dollar mansion is neither pleasing to Christ nor humbling to Mark. You kind of have to embrace poverty and reject all Earthly treasures.
Mark tries … but falls short.
I’m not defending Wahlberg, about whom I know nothing, but I have known a few very rich people in my time, and I can assure you that even the extraordinarily wealthy can carry crosses of great burden. It would in some cases be easier for them if they were not so weighed down with so much largess; wealth itself can be a cross.
Quoted you “Christ requires you to carry a cross of burden to calvary” . where in the Bible did Jesus Christ say that in the context of your statements? He isn’t asking us to go into Calvary, only He, Jesus, can perform that role since we cannot, as we are not like Jesus who is both Son of Man and Son of God. Therefore Jesus’s sacrifice was acceptable to God as payment for all sin, on behalf of humanity. Luke 9:23 to 25 And he said to all, “ If anyone would come after me , let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.“For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? Now as for taking up the cross, I quote “It means to believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and live in such a way that accords with his Word. It means becoming a Christian and growing in godliness.” Being rich or poor doesn’t give plus points also