O’Connor herself was a devout Christian. While writing this story she thought that she would be able to make people realize the importance of the Christian faith in their lives. She thought of bringing more people to Christianity.
The total man has a good relationship with God, and maintains/exercises the authority and power that God gave him. He takes good care of his family; he loves his wife dearly, and trains up his children in the way they should go – the Way of the Lord.