American gospel musician, Kirk Franklin, has forgiven his biological father on realising he was going to die in six months from now.
According to the gospel act, he has lived his whole life hating the man who brought him into this world.
In a post he shared on Instagram with a photo of him kissing his dad, Kirk explained why he forgave his dad.
“Two days ago, I received an anonymous call that my biological father, who I never knew, has 3-6 months to live. I’ve lived my entire life hating this man. He and my biological mother gave me up for adoption, and it left me never feeling good enough….to this very day. I took my hate for him and used it as fuel to be the best father I could be for my own. But what I did wrong, is I never took that fuel, and turn it into forgiveness….and that is wrong. Wrong for him, me, and the God I proclaim to represent. How can I preach what I don’t practice? So, I flew to Houston yesterday to do that. It’s painful, it’s a process, but how disappointed I would be in myself for this man to leave this earth without being forgiven. He deserves to receive what God gives me every day. Pray for him, and for me. God this is hard…I weep as I write…”
Read Kirk’s post below:
Kirk Dewayne Franklin (born January 26, 1970) is an American gospel musician, singer, songwriter, choir director, and author.
He is known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God’s Property and One Nation Crew (1NC), and has won multiple awards, including twelve Grammy Awards.