American gospel singer, Kirk Franklin, has taken to social media to announce that he has made peace with his biological father.
After learning that his biological father, who gave him up for adoption, is terminally ill and has at most six months to live, Franklin travelled to Houston to meet him for the very first time and opened up about the painful process of forgiving him.
Read his post on Facebook below.
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.