Manhood

On Becoming Whole

On Becoming Whole
On this Mother’s Day Sunday John Alley poses the question – “What is it that every Christian mother wants?” The answer, of course, is that her children grow to the fullness of being a whole man or woman, walking with God. John recounts the story of St Francis of Assisi, who began his adult life as a wealthy young wastrel, engaging in wild living. However, his mother, a Christian woman, prayed for her son without giving up and one night Francis had a revelation of the love of God revealed in all of creation. Francis eschewed wealth and lived simply,…