Many are skeptical if Michael Vick’s redemption is real or is just another act.
Vick’s uncle, who is a Catholic priest, said he believes that Vick is sincere in his new found ways. Father John Boddie is a pastor of two churches. He was raised with his brother, Michael Vick’s father, in the same neighborhood where Vick grew up. Father Boddie said he has seen Vick rise, fall, and hopefully will now see him on a path towards redemption.
“I really believe that he is truly sincere saying that he has found the Lord,” said Boddie. “Sadly, sometimes for many of us it takes something negative, like this, something as painful as this, in order to see the light.”
He said Vick has been extremely spiritual ever since he was a young boy. Vick thanked God after draft picks and he pointed towards heaven after his team scores, said Boddie. But he doesn’t excuse what Vick has done.
“It was terribly sad that that a man with so many talents, so many opportunities, would be involved in such a despicable action,” said Boddie.
“I think being Christian means that in spite of our dysfunction we’re still loved, whether that is Michael Vick or the Senator from Idaho.”
Boddie said he believes Michael is sincere in his apology. He wants his nephew to grow up and change his life around. He also wants to help and encourage Vick and realizes that it will be a long process.