In the most recent issue of RELEVANT magazine, we spoke with Mark Wahlberg—who stars in the new family comedy Instant Family, about adoption and foster care—about the role faith plays in his career.
“I think I’m allowed to go and do exactly what I want and how I want to do it with my personal life and my spiritual life, as long as I show up on time and do a great job,” he said, discussing what it’s like being a Christian in Hollywood.
He also said that every morning he reads a devotional and spends at least 15 minutes in prayer: “There are so many things that I think about that I pray about. Those that are less fortunate, those that don’t have God in their life and then all the responsibilities that I have as a husband, as a father. There are a lot of things that I need help and guidance on. I can lock in on what’s important and what I need to focus on and then, especially, express my gratitude.”
When asked about balancing priorities, Wahlberg said, “”My faith and my family are the most important things. Those things allow me to be successful in all the other things that I’m doing … The most important thing is to have been successful in my service to the community and to the Church and to my family.”
It’s an illuminating conversation with one of the busiest actors in Hollywood. You can read the full feature here.