Inspiring a nation

For months, more and more people are coming to Glenn and telling them how much his message has been changing their lives. He focused on a caller from yesterday who saw what Glenn did in Wilmington for “America’s First Christmas” and was inspired to open his own business.

The caller, James, told Glenn, “Right after Wilmington, on the 16th I wrote the deposit check, I'm closing on my first business if not tomorrow morning, Monday morning. And I couldn't be more excited and I've got to tell you, I think if it wasn't for you to tell me get up off my sorry butt and do something, then I don't think it would have happened. I really don't.”

James is only an example of the individuals who are going out and changing their lives, and Glenn wants to start to keep track of people who are changed by “E4” and by The 7. Glenn said, “We need to see examples of regular people who are in the same situation or have been in the same situation as we're in right now who have made it. That's happening all the time.”

Glenn talked about how his own life was changed years ago, but he emphasized how his own failings ultimately led to his success. He asked Pat, “Would you have ever believed, when we were working together 20 years ago, would you have ever believed that all of the crap that I was doing 20 years ago would actually work to my advantage today? “

Glenn was changed because he had to overcome his own adversity and personal demons in the same way that people like James are being inspired to change their own lives.

The strength to change comes from within, from personal history and inner strength.

Glenn recognizes that he is strong and successful because he has recognized his own weakness. He compared his own inner, personal struggles with going into battle and you need to strengthen your weakest weapons. Glenn said, “If you are going into battle and you're a Knight and you're going into battle and you have all of these swords, which one, which one are you going to practice with and go to the blacksmith and hammer and sharpened the most?”

“In the end I believe it is the weakest weapon in your arsenal that conquers and wins,” Glenn explained, because that is the one you have to take to the blacksmith so it can be strengthened. The weakest the one your practice with so you can make it as strong as the rest.

What does the sword analogy mean? It means you have to strengthen the parts of you that are weak so that they can stand side by side with the parts of you that are weak. You cannot ignore your weaknesses. As Glenn said, “I am strong because I'm weak.”

“Life is counterintuitive. There's a lot of life that is common sense, but that's where faith comes in,” Glenn said. There are times in life when you reach a critical point and you have to close your eyes and take a leap of faith.

Money, success, fame is a byproduct of being true to yourself. By being true to yourself, you find happiness. Glenn explained:

“Money, success, fame, all of that, as you will find yourself, is a by-product of being true to yourself. Happiness is a by-product of being happy to yourself. If you set out to be rich, you'll be rich temporarily and you will be miserable because you'll come up with things like CDO's. If you set out to be true to yourself, you will be happy and depending on what that happiness is, depending on what that truth is in you, you may also be rich and famous. No guarantees, but you'll be happy because you were meant to be happy when you're true to yourself. If that's what you want to do, work the program, keep coming back, and contact us because you will inspire a nation.”

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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