WATCH: Actor Jim Carrey Talks Suffering and Jesus During Speech to Former Inmates; Says ‘Suffering Leads to Salvation’

Funny man Jim Carrey recently delivered an inspiring message to a room full of former inmates saying they chose to “walk through the gate of forgiveness to grace.”

The Golden Globe winning actor made the comments during a visit to Homeboy Industries, a Los Angeles based organization that provides support to formerly incarcerated people and gang members.

Father Gregory Boyle, who invited Carrey and referred to him as a “friend,” runs the organization.

In a video posted online, Carrey told the group, “I believe that this room is filled with God.”

“You are heroes to me, and I admire you. When you stepped through these doors, you decided to be a part of this family.  You made a decision to transcend and to leave darkness behind, and it takes a champion to make that decision,” Carrey said.

He goes on to say, “I’ve had some challenges in the last couple of years myself.”

The actor’s past struggles are no secret.

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