Pop star Justin Bieber was recently seen attending a Hillsong church service with his mother.
In the past couple years, Bieber has seemed to turn his life around. He often speaks of his Christian faith and shares Christian messages on social media.
According to CBN News, Bieber attended a Wednesday evening church service at Hillsong’s Beverly Hills campus with his mother, Pattie Mallette.
Although Mallette raised Bieber in the faith and even introduced him to his friend and mentor Pastor Judah Smith, the two were estranged for some time.
"I was distant because I was ashamed,” Bieber shared. “I never wanted my mom to be disappointed in me and I knew she was. We spent some time not talking, so it takes time to rebuild that trust. She's living in Hawaii now, so it's hard, but getting better."
Mallette has also shared that, although it is tough as a parent to step back, it is important to allow one’s children to make their own choices at some point:
"Me, personally, I would love to be with him all the time and to be able to ground him and deal with his problems and do all of that stuff, but at some point the parenting style changes. I hope to still be a respected voice in his ear," she shared.
It seems, however, that the relationship between mother and son is mending. Mallette and Bieber even vacationed together recently in the Maldives.
Just last week, Mallette posted this message on Instagram:
"I’m so proud of the amazing young man you are, and the young man you are becoming. None of us are perfect and never will be, (so we will always need patience and grace for each other), but your genuine growing relationship with Jesus is evident in the choices you are making daily and the good ‘fruit’ you bear. I admire your character and integrity."
Photo courtesy: Instagram/Pattie Mallette
Publication date: January 29, 2018