Waooh! This is huge. After a life time of hating his biological father, Kirk Franklin, who was given up for adoption by his biological parents, got to meet his father and forgave him over the weekend. According to his Instagram handle, He said .
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.
Kirk who was raised by his Aunt Getrude, is a widely acclaimed gospel music minister, with a global renown. He has performed all over the world and has released hits back to back with a career spanning over 30 years and is not showing signs of waning.