Who will cry for the little boy, lost and all alone?
Who will cry for the little boy, the boy inside the man?
– Antwone Fisher
Our initiation as sons is a wildly intimate process that travels terrain both universal and unique.
One universal feature is found in our origin story from Genesis 1 and 2, when God bestows on man the deeply seeded identity of very good.
So what’s gone wrong?
It was Chesterton who said, “Every man has forgotten who he is….We are all under the same mental calamity; we have all forgotten our names. We have all forgotten what we really are.”
With our true identity stolen, surrendered, wounded, and disfigured, we find ourselves reaching to anything and everything except the Living God to stabilize our reality. We set out on a path committed to avoiding God and the truth of the rupture within.
Along the way, most of us unconsciously agree with the lie of original shamefulness and that at all costs, we must and can cover our shame.
Yet denying our pain and determining to deliver ourselves from shame and fear need not be the final word on our story.
There is another ending the Father is committed to provide, an ending of redemption, love, and joy beyond our wildest hope.
Sam Jolman has become a craftsman in the restoration of the masculine soul. For two decades he has personally sought to become a wholehearted man and has professionally shepherded hundreds of men into new freedom, deeper strength, and greater wellbeing through his counseling practice. Though he operates off a waitlist for engaging future clients, in this episode we each get a rare and blessed seat in his office to dive together into the masculine journey.
This is a treasure chest for the few. Let’s dive in.
For the Kingdom,
P.S. You can connect with Sam and learn more about what he offers at SamJolman.com.