Kirk Franklin’s Dad Dies Shortly After Meeting Him: “Forgiveness Is Painful, But Necessary”

Forgiveness is something that all of have to go through at one point or another in our lives.

Forgiving a mate, a friend or even a family member. Forgiveness even hits celebrities as well, just ask gospel superstar Kirk Franklin.

The popular singer/songwriter never had a relationship with his dad and got a phone call saying that he was dying.

How would you react? Let him die and not try to reach out or try to find closure in his final moments?

Because Franklin said he had held resentment for his father for putting him up for adoption, it was a tough decision whether or not he wanted to reconnect with his dad before his death.

Still, the 49-year-old singer decided to do something that he said changed his life forever.

“Two days ago, I received an anonymous call that my biological father, who I never knew, has 3-6 months to live,” explains Franklin on his Instagram.

“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

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