“Sharing the gospel”

The Ottawa Citizen has a nice article about Gladys Knight and her faith:

Between each line of pain and glory in a long musical career, Gladys Knight has always found time for God.

Even in her darkest hours after personal tragedies, fighting racism or battling addictions, Knight has looked to God for consolation. This closeness to God began as a young girl listening to the wisdom of her parents, while growing up in the ’50s in a segregated Atlanta.

“I was searching because I wanted to be better than I was. At my mom and dad’s knee, I remember at two years old we were talking about Jesus,” said Knight in an interview.

“I always kind of thought I want to be a good person, I want to be right to my fellow men and love them like we’re supposed to,” said Knight, who performs Monday night at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival stage at Confederation Park…

Then in 1999 she lost her eldest son, Jimmy III, who died in his sleep at the age of 36…

“He brought me to my church and I just grew immensely from his example. I am happy in my spirit for where I know for sure he is. That (death) is something we all have to go through, it’s not our time and place to dictate when, where or what, it’s not our business. It belongs to the Lord and that’s how I’ve dealt with it. I know I’ll see him again,” said Knight, who joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1997.

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