Popular American gospel singer and minister, Kirk Franklin has met with his biological father for the first time.
The Grammy award-winning artiste he was given up for adoption as a baby to his aunt Gertrude after he was abandoned by his parents.
Kirk had always had resentment for his parents but all that changed after he received a phone call.
He narrated in a lengthy post on his Instagram where he talked about meeting his ailing father for the first time and learning the virtues of forgiveness.
see his full post below:
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So….. 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 everyday. Pray for him, and for me. God this is hard…I weep as I write.