Glenn: This is the weekend to change your life

On this Good Friday, Glenn delivered a deeply personal monologue about the ability to overcome obstacles and start fresh. “This is the weekend to change your life,” Glenn said as he discussed his own journey and a vivid dream he had in 1996 that changed his entire way of thinking.

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Below is a rough transcript of the monologue:

Have you ever gotten to the point you just wish you could start over? ‘Like man, I just can’t get there from here.’ That’s the most amazing thing. And I still think many times, my first response is: You can’t get there from here. How? I’ve got this going on in my life or this happening. I can’t get there from here.

That is one of the biggest lies. I think there are a few things that are huge lies that our society teaches us now. That is: You’re not capable. You’re not able. You just won’t be able to make it. You need somebody else or some other thing to complete you – whether that is another person in your life, a spouse, a boyfriend, girlfriend, children; whether that is a new job, a new car, a new house, a new career. Whatever it is, it just will not complete you. When Tom Cruise came in and said, ‘You complete me.’ No, no. She really doesn’t. She was hot, and it was great. She helped. She was a great soul mate. But she doesn’t complete you. Nothing completes you. You are born complete. The weirdest thing is that a baby is born with everything they need. A baby is born with the ability and the road map already in them. The plan’s already there. All they have to do is start activating it. But somehow or another we get lost.

Today there’s a lot of Christians around the world that are marking Good Friday. This is Passover week. I have been praying all this week that the destroyer, the Angel of Death would pass over our house – meaning not just our home, but our country – that the destroyer would not visit here, that they would see the mark on our door.

I was reading some things this week, and I wondered: What is the difference between faith and courage? A bunch of us talked yesterday afternoon, we got together after work, and I said, ‘Is faith and courage the same thing?’ And we went back and forth and debated that for a while. I don’t think you can have courage, real courage, without faith in something – faith in yourself, faith in your ability, maybe misplaced faith, faith in God.

You have faith in God. You don’t sit down. You don’t stop because you know, no matter what, you’re an unarmed 80-pound weakling. It doesn’t matter. I watched the first Captain America with my son this week. We watched it, and here’s the 80-pound weakling getting beat up in the alleyway, and the bully says, ‘You never give up. You don’t give up.’ He said, ‘No. I could do this all day.’ And the reason why is because he had faith in something. He believed in something bigger. He didn’t like bullies, and he wanted to stand up against bullies, and he had faith that there was such a thing as justice. And he got pummeled in the alleyways over and over and over again, but because this is a cartoon, because this is a Marvel comic, what happens to him? He’s put into a machine, juiced up with serum and becomes Captain America. That’s not the way real life works, unfortunately. Real life is a little harder than that.

So what is the difference between faith and courage? Is there a difference? I think there is, actually, as I have been thinking about it. I asked my daughter – just trying to work off that college education because she took ancient studies and Greek and Latin – and I said King James translates faith, hope and charity, but the last word is actually love. And I called my daughter and I said, ‘Could you translate this for me?’ I said, ‘What is the actual Greek word?’ She said, ‘It’s agape… It is the highest form of love.’ There are different words in Greek for ‘love,’ but ‘agape’ is the highest form of love. It is love of God.

Then I realized, faith and courage are not the same thing because I could have faith that I’m going to win. I could have faith in my country. I could have faith in the principles. I could have faith in God, and I’ll fight hard. But if I have love, I don’t ever stop. If I love my country, if I love my family, I never give up. I never stop. There’s never any question. I love it. I defend it. I think love and courage go hand in hand. Without faith, there is no hope. Faith gives you hope. Love gives you courage.

How could one guy, a normal guy change the world with faith, with hope, with love? And the greatest of those is love. And so today we mark the day that one man was given his cross to carry, but we look at this story always as just one guy who was the savior of the world, just that. He’s just the savior of the world. Saves all of us. Wildly important, but why were they calling for Barabbas? When Pilot came out and said we have a custom where we can release one person… so who do you want? You want this Jesus guy, who I can’t find any fault in, or do you went Barabbas? Why were they screaming for Barabbas? Why would people scream for a murderer? Because he wasn’t a murder. That’s not what they saw him as. They saw him as a liberator. They were looking for revolution. They were looking for a guy that would topple the government, the oppressive government. They were looking for a guy named Barabbas because he promised vengeance was his. He would kill them, and he would lead a squad to kill them.

Barabbas was released. Did he change the world? Barabbas was released. Did he topple the government? No. No, he didn’t. Jesus was not released, and Jesus died on that day. Did he topple it? Oh, yes, he did, with faith, hope and love.

You can’t get there from here. Yes, you can. ‘I made too many mistakes in my life.’ No, you haven’t. ‘I’m not worthy.’ ‘You don’t know me.’ Yes, I do. You didn’t know me. Takes five years to really change a man’s life. If you’re like me, done so many things and had all those moments back, you would change, but you don’t think you can. And then you start to, and then something happens, and you fall into a pattern. And it takes five years to truly change, to really wash yourself clean of those patterns. And it takes five years of every week bathing in that water again and saying, ‘Okay, one day at a time, one week at a time.’ And when you really change is when you really love.

Pat will tell you my slogan I used to say it all the time? Pat, what was my slogan, when you first met me?

PAT: I hate people.

GLENN: Any part of me now?

PAT: No. Not even close. I would say it’s the total opposite now. Yeah, it was pretty sincere then.

STU: To the point you like people you should hate. You came to the point –

PAT: And have been very forgiving of people who have done you wrong. It’s a total change.

GLENN: There’s only one reason that that has happened, and it wasn’t that I needed it. It wasn’t that I wanted it. It was I was given that. I worked for it, but I could never earn it. And I was given that because of the one guy who died 2000 years ago.

If you happen to be struggling, ‘Well, nobody knows me.’ Listen to me: I do. I know how hard it is. I know how dark it is. I know how alone you feel. I know how insignificant or how guilty you might feel. How tired you are. I get it. There’s no such thing as a coincidence, and you are listening to this broadcast for a reason. This weekend is the weekend you’re supposed to change your life. This is the weekend that you are supposed to say, ‘Okay, I’m starting all over.’

I had a dream in 1996. I changed my life in 1994. In 1996, after I had done so much work – remember, it takes five years – I had done so much work, but I still hadn’t really looked into everything. I wasn’t going to look into my family, any of that stuff, because I was comfortable. I had a dream, and an old man came to me in a dream. In this dream, I’m standing in a broken corn field that is gray and brown and everything was seepy and dirty, and it was snow and the corn stalks were broken on their side. And I was standing on the black top that was broken and crumbling and gray. And the sky was gray. And as far as I could see, there was nothing but destruction. Everything was dead, dead of winter. And I started turning around in a circle there, trying to figure out where I was going to go, and I saw behind me was this storm, this massive storm. And it was black and undulating and almost a black hole, drawing me in. And I looked at that, and I turned from it.

That’s when I heard the voice of an old man. And he said, ‘Where are you going?’ And I said, without looking at him, ‘I don’t know. Anywhere but there.’ That’s when I turned to him and looked at him. He had like a beard, but it was all like the smoker color, all yellow, and he was all tattered and dirty, wearing tattered clothes. He looked like a bum. And he said, There’s nothing to that.’ He said, ‘That’s all in your making. There’s nothing to that. There’s nothing there.’

And I said, ‘That will kill me.’ And he said, ‘No, you have to go through the storm. Let me show you what’s on the other side.’ He reached out his hand. I don’t know how we got there, but we had gone through the storm and on the other side we were flying. We were up above everything. I could see the other side of the road that I couldn’t see because the storm was blocking it. We were now on the other side of the road. Everything was in technicolor. I had never seen a dream so vivid as this, and the grass was super-green, and the flowers were reds and purples and yellows and the blues, deepest, most beautiful blue I had ever seen.

And I didn’t look at him. He was behind me again. He said, ‘This is what’s on the other side.’ I said, ‘It’s so warm here.’ He said, ‘There’s nothing to the storm, but you have to go through it.’ As I turned, I woke up. I saw only for a fraction of a second, only saw about a quarter of his face, but now he was pure white, and his beard looked like fiber optics. He was made of light. I woke up.

I painted a picture of that storm. That dream changed my life. I had faith. I had hope. And I had witnessed love. This is the weekend to change your life and begin again.

  • ISawTheLight

    Cancer is back I will be leaving you all now God bless you all and my very best to you !

  • Deckard426

    By this time next year, Christianity will be illegal in the United States.

  • Anonymous

    Man, I hope so.

  • Anonymous

    Not the freakin cornfield storm dream again…..how many books has that been in?

  • J Nicholson

    The Christ message is more easily understood thru the books of Eckhart Tolle – start with a “New Earth”

  • Type 53

    Beck is not a Christian. He is a Mormon-of-convenience. Any time he weaves the word “Christian” into these discussions, he citing something *outside of his own experience*. At best, this could be attributed to ignorance. At worst, it is deliberate deception and an attempt to blur lines. Mainstream evangelical Christianity rejects the LDS as a cult.

  • BlueMN

    I like your plan, Deckard. All those lions won’t just feed themselves. Let’s get to work!

  • R-WOOD

    Soooo I don’t need to call upon the name of the Lord ?

  • Anonymous

    I see to have heard the same story from many so called “converted” people. Most of those folks now think they are above everybody else in this world. I also wonder if obummer had such a dream not too long ago.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, we know, you hate Mormons, you make sure everyone knows it each time you post a comment. To save time and wear and tear on your keyboard and your hands, how about from now on, every time you post something we will all just remember to mentally insert a little “Type 53 hates Mormons” statement to kick things off, and then you can get on with saying something which is actually germane to the topic at hand. In this case, the topic is Easter/the resurrection of the Savior, courage, love, charity, and hope. Can you say anything about any of those topics?

  • Betty Lee

    You better hope not flint God is theonly one who can save us from ourselves

  • Anonymous

    Mainstream evangelical Christianity rejects everyone as a cult. When my daughter moved from CA to Texas she had quite the experiences with these hate-mongers. She said, “Dad, those people are so mean, If you are not one of them they hate you and treat you horribly”. Well, yes, I already knew that, being raised in a Baptist home and having to go to Sunday School where they told us how bad everyone else was. This kind of hate is why Christians will be persecuted. Everyone is tired of them, and they will pay a big price as the government, atheists, and the anti-religious persecute them.

  • Betty Lee

    Obvisouly not enough

  • Betty Lee

    God bless you

  • Betty Lee

    Yes every chance you get

  • Anonymous

    Just about everything in this country, under the Obama administration, will be illegal in one way or another. It’s your kind of hatred that will take this country down. Maybe the evangelicals deserve a little awakening as to why people hate them. I think “Type 53″ shows us why Christianity is in trouble, as well as yourself. Hate on, atheist. Your time is coming.

  • Liberty Or Death

    Glenn, I couldnt even be bothered reading or listening to that.

    But it certainly has been an interesting week. My passion for liberty and this country has certainly been stirred, and I feel like I have been awakened. There is much to do. We have also learned a lot about you this week, learned what you are really made of. So, today is the final time I will come to this site and the Blaze. I have no time for propaganda or sermonizing. I will no longer make any snide comments because I dont agree with you. No, that’s what you do, and you’re 2 laughing hyena’s, and it is wrong, so I will leave you to it.

  • Liberty Or Death

    Glenn, a message from Samuel Adams:

    If you love wealth better than liberty,
    The tranquility of servitude over the animated contest of freedom,
    Then go from us in peace.
    We ask not your counsel or arms.
    Crouch down and lick the hands that feed you.
    May your chains sit lightly upon you,
    And may posterity forget that you were our countryman!

  • Sara Nichols

    Glenn, thank you for changing my life in a good way for the last 8 years. Thank you for touching my life.

  • Sara Nichols

    You can leave. Go post on Breitbart, please.

  • ManaMoffa

    Jerk

  • Anonymous

    Good luck Monk or whoever you are.

  • Anonymous

    SaraNichols is a hard-core cult member of Glenn Beck Enterprises. Facts, truth and reason won’t sway her blind obedience to Glenn and his lies.

  • Anonymous

    Persecute? You’re calling identifying Creationism as nonsense “persecution”? Because that’s all people of reason are “guilty” of.

  • Anonymous

    Aw, bullshit. Grow up.

  • Anonymous

    Where’s your evidence to support your wild claim?

  • Anonymous

    The Saudi student Glenn Beck falsely accused of terrorism had his life changed by Glenn Beck too Sara. How conveniently you forget that fact. After the case is over and the jury delivers their verdict, Glenn will find his life changed too.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    You know Glenn is in deep trouble when he takes refuge in his religious zealotry. Notice how he’s been avoiding Twitter since the defamation case against him?

  • IT IT IT 111

    From pumping the FAKE pop culture of rock n’ roll
    ———to pumping the FAKE solutions of franchise slum compliance.

    WHAT to DO?

    DISENGAGE from this, and ALLLL the deployed
    ARMINIAN HERETICS and enmeshment artists
    of CFR ‘on board’ FAKE media.

    START your own social clubs and coffee clubs.

    ORGANIZE around FREE and INDEPENDENT enterprise
    and STAY AWAY from the deceptively convenient
    franchise slums and vat outlets.

    Whenever you can —cull the plastics from your enviornment.

    STUDY and begin to IMPLEMENT the CALL for
    CAPITAL CRIMES CRIMINALIZATION of weaponization
    of food, water air and meds —–in the cause of EUGENICS.

    CLOSE with your neighbors, the young and the old.

    LOOK to yourself. Prayerfully search scripture.
    Pull out of the 5013C ‘on board’ —-’MAY SIN –Re’ run –’churches’.

    REFUSE to participate in the CON.

    STOP using CREDIT CARDS and CELLPHONES.

    LEARN about the TOXIC and weaponized frequencies
    that are saturating your homes and DEAL with them.

    HURL the surveillance device, mind control ‘T’ —’V’.

    Discover the INVIGORATION of being on the OUTSIDE.

    Learn to SNEER at ‘CON—–’V’—–KNEE—ANTS’.

    FIND YOUR MIND!

  • Anonymous

    Casey, When someone has heard from God in such a profound special way, it is something to be shared with others. There may be people today who have not heard the story. Glenn is sharing it in love for you and others. He shares it to bring Hope to the hopeless and Love to those who don’t know that God is loving them today, right where they are, and they don’t have to be perfect to receive that love. When I hear Glenn tell the story again, I feel hope and love in the message. May God give you your own message soon of how much He loves you.

  • Anonymous

    For me personally, I thank you Glenn for your inspiring, hopeful, and loving message. I needed it today. May my next 5 years bring me out of my home and out to help others as you are an example of.

  • Debbie

    Thanks Glenn for sharing. Love one another like Christ Loved us!! Put your Armour of faith and know that you will always have the protection of Yeshua.

  • Jest Me

    First time hearing it. Thought it was beautiful and uplifting. ‘Jest’ goes to show you–everybody’s different and some will react positively and others negatively. That’s life.

  • IT IT IT 111

    AGAIN! —-TAKE HEED!

    Of course all talking image media is grounded
    in ‘friendly spirit’ necromancy and idolatry and
    is deeply, deeply deceptive.

    Enmeshment ops and inclusion fantasies aside,
    on to the down through the centuries, MASON deployed,
    ARMINIAN HERESY and specifically the template of
    the tent show huckster as embodied in one
    CHARLES G. FINNEY back in the 1840s.

    CHECK IT OUT and the AFTERMATH.

    Came out of upstate New York, then fertil ground
    for op launches. MASONRY and MORMONISM’s
    ( again MASONRY) —–spawning ground.

    FINNEY remains the model for every american
    set up artist and agenda ‘shepherd’ since.

    DEADLY IMPORTANT STUFF. You simply cannot
    see thru the set ups without knowing about FINNEY
    and the ARMINIAN HERESY.

    AGAIN, TAKE HEED! —and START your OWN social clubs.

    GET OUT off the franchise slum control grid entirely.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, your show is turning into a mind-numbing Hallmark Channel – 700 Club kind of a thing. I think you’ll do better sticking to agitating your audience with one-sided anti-government paranoia.

  • Anonymous

    Nobody cares what you think.

  • Sve

    I’m still confounded why people put so much effort and time into reading then criticizing. I enjoy the comments that Glenn Beck has to share. Can those who read and then complain, help me understand why you do? Isn’t it a waste of your time?

  • Anonymous

    Based on the fact that I get lots of responses to my posts, I don’t think you’re correct. Maybe you don’t care what I think, but I guess that’s not even true because you took the time to respond, which indicates you do care. You just don’t like what I think.

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  • Buro Cratz

    More dangerous than merit-based rewards is the notion of “distributive justice” that requires each of us b subjected to centralized control

  • Lori Matilda Nason

    Glen, not sure if you remember me, Lori Lufkin… Isaac Lufkin’s mother… I would like to talk to you. I know you are busy, but wanted to reach out if you have the time… have your producers reach me if you want so I can give you my #… LoriLufkin2008@gmail.com… this may never reach you, but prayers that it does. :)

  • Antar Kita

    While liberty stokes the competitive fires of some, it also frees charlatans to conjure up the anti-liberty superstitions of collectivism.

  • Carol Foulds

    So if you mention your faith at all you’re a zealot?? I think the shoe’s on the other foot.