Last week, Michael Vick made a public apology and said he found Jesus and had turned his life over to God. Many questioned if this was simply all an act, and if we should really believe his apology.
Now, Vick is working on redeeming himself by doing community service and going to church. Is this simply another PR move or did Vick truly become a man of God?
This past Saturday, Vick was at a school, painting, repairing and spending time with some boys who have no male role models in their lives.
The next day, he went to church with his family. He sang, prayed, and lifted his hands toward heaven.
Rev. Steven Terry, minister of the church Vick has been attending recently, said Vick has come a long way from where he once was.
Vick and his girlfriend, who is in her final weeks of pregnancy, entered the church through a back door with Vick’s daughter.
The sermon was about redemption.
Rev. Terry asked how many people from his congregation had struggled with addictions.
“I’m called to tell you of the saving power of Jesus Christ,” Rev. Terry said. “You must decide where you want to spend eternity.”
Rev. Terry said that Vick asked for help from Andrew Young, former U.S. ambassador, chairman of Goodworks International and an Atlanta resident. Young recommended that Vick attend Rev. Terry’s church.
He said Vick has attended two or three counseling sessions a week and has listened to every thing Rev. Terry has said.
“He has been hurt and extremely embarrassed,” Rev. Terry said. “I don’t believe he knows how he got involved in this.”
“I’ve discussed it with my congregation,” Rev. Terry added. “I’ve asked them to just treat him with love. I honestly believe he’s looking for forgiveness. You don’t always get that from human beings.”
Source: Virginian Pilot