I really hope and pray Michael Guglielmucci finds forgiveness and healing. I just hope at some point he is able to thank God for his wife and kids, and be at peace with himself.
I also hope that when all of us who are Christians dismay and even disgrace Christ, we can find forgiveness, restoration and grace.
Brian Houston has responded to the Michael Guglielmucci situation.
In my view, Houstons response is an honest and upfront statement, from someone, who like most, if not all, were duped.
“This is easily the biggest and most elaborate hoax I have ever personally witnessed. I still am perplexed by it.I have never felt any reason to question the validity of Michael’s story. I guess you don’t greet such horrific news as cancer with cynicism, and it’s a sad day when we have to do that.I have known Michael’s parents since we were young people ourselves and they are great and genuine people. When Danny called me in 2006 to tell me of his sons illness I felt absolutely lost for words as he sobbed on the telephone. This family did not deserve such utter pain.I just didn’t have any reason to doubt his story. There were one or two things that were hard to work out such as how anyone could function with multiple broken bones (I was in agony with one broken elbow, but I just thought I must have been a wimp.)I saw Michael as an unbelievably gutsy and courageous man who was refusing to just lie down and accept his diagnosis.”