Rog & I have included him in our prayers and pray that he is able to come to a peace with his past. I know God has forgiven him if he has truly repented...as he does for all of us..... since we are all "Sinners saved By Grace"...sin is sin..and God stands ready to forgive a sinner's prayer....But then God wipes the slate clean...and so should we...what is past is past...and I hope he can move on. I'm sure there will be times and places where, if the Holy Spirit leads, and there is someone present that needs to hear his story, God will bring that about. If someone needs to hear the message in his book I hope it makes it's way into the hands of those people. Larry Gatlin has written such a book telling of his "Rocky Past" and it has helped many people who have read his book.
Time will tell and I hope ME can continue on his path and gain strength from God and those around him. Only God truly knows the heart of any of us, and that is all that really matters. These are just my thoughts and I pray that God will direct him as he travels life's paths.
I am just really thankful that our God will forgive us when we mess up. I pray that I never have to suffer the scrutiny that he and so many others have had to face.
I agree with you, Joanne and Kellie.
Everyone has a right to their opinion, so this is mine for what it's worth.
I don't claim to know anything about ME other than what I've read and seen. I have never met him; but seeing him on the Reunion DVD and in this interview, I personally think Michael gets overwhelmed emotionally because God has done such a miraculous work in his life, and because he is so grateful for God's mercy and restoration. We all, including every member of the GVB, need God's mercy in our lives on a daily basis. All the members of the GVB (no matter how much we love them) are human, and I think each one of them at one time or another, may unknowingly offend someone by doing, or not doing, saying, or not saying, something they should. It has to be extremely difficult to be in the public eye and have every move you make scrutinized. I know it goes with the territory; I just think we need to give them the benefit of the doubt, unless
any one of them habitually
act in a way that is not Christ-like; and if that were ever the case, I feel sure word would get back to "headquarters", and it would be handled in the appropriate manner.JMHO
I pray for each one of them, that God will use their individual gifts to reach those God places in their path.