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"God, This is Hard. I Weep as I Write": Kirk Franklin Reaches Out to Dying Biological Father He Grew Up Hating

Will Maule : Sep 17, 2018 : Faithwire.com

"Pray for him and pray for me." -Kirk Franklin

[Faithwire.com] Christian hip-hop artist Kirk Franklin has shared a powerful message about forgiveness after meeting with his biological father for the first time since he was a young child. (Image source: Facebook/Kirk Franklin/via Faithwire)

Franklin, who says he "never knew" his father, talked about how he has harbored ill-feelings toward this man for his entire life. However, after receiving news of his dad's ill health, the "I Smile" singer decided it was time to put his faith into action and forgive the man who gave him up for adoption at an early age.

"Two days ago, I received an anonymous call that my biological father, who I never knew, has 3-6 months to live," Kirk wrote in a Facebook post Sunday, which has been shared thousands of times.

"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"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here.

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