Pastor John Gray and wife Aventer Gray, who are the stars of their new hit reality show “The Book Of John Gray” on the OWN network spoke with Eurweb about what they’ve learned from filming the already successful show.
Aventer Gray: I’ve learned there are seasons for different life elevations. In this moment, I feel like God wants to stop the manipulation, he wants to show his heart is for everybody and we are the vessels he is using to do that. Instead of being afraid of inviting everyone into our home, I’ve become a little more comfortable with it. I’ve learned to embrace it and understand everyone isn’t going to like us. As long as, the Lord is pleased with me and my husband, he is pleased with me. We do care how people perceive our family but we feel like God has breathed on us and he will continue to…
Pastor John Gray: …I don’t! I don’t care how they perceive our family, as long as we know the truth because I can’t control how people will interpret our lives once it’s disseminated. The fear is the unknown. They’re going to say ugly things on the internet like, ‘John Gray is fat,’ or ‘your wife is ugly!’ And these people usually have 13 followers with a private page.
So, I told my wife, you can’t respond (to internet trolls) because the moment you respond, you bring them to your platform and give them a microphone they never had. What I’ve learned from this experience is, I’m enough. I didn’t become anything for this show to happen, I was me. Whatever that means people are going to see it. We hope people walk away with understanding that whatever station of life you are in…you don’t have to become anything, you don’t have to conjure or manifest or hate on anybody else, just be authentically who you are in the moment you’re in. If it’s your time, it’s your time. Right now, it’s our time and when it’s somebody else’s time, we’re going to celebrate them.
Make sure to tune into The Book Of John Gray when it airs Saturday nights on OWN.