Eighth Grade students lead the school in Living Stations, Beauty and the Beast Jr. program advertising, Annual Fund Participation Challenge and more! Catch up and plan ahead with this week's newsletter.
Saying "yes" to the loving will of God and those He has set over us.
Obedience is not exactly a popular virtue in our culture. Someone who is worldly seeks power, not submission. The Christian idea of authority turns the worldly idea of power on its head: the one with the most authority is not the one who controls the most people, but the one who serves the most people. To serve others means to choose their needs above one's own, to follow God and to help others follow Him. For example, the world might see the role of a pope as one of power and control, yet one of the titles of the Holy Father is "the servant of the servants of God".
Authentic obedience guarantees us the freedom of living in the truth that our lives are guided and protected by the hand of our loving Father, who has a plan to bring everyone to salvation. We see His will in just laws, and in the lawful commands of those He has given authority. Obedience does not mean being forced to do things we don't want to do, and it certainly does not mean doing things that are sinful, just because a person in authoirty tells us to do it. Rather, it means that we choose to want what God wants, in order to attain the freedom and joy of following Him.
Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation of Nashville, Tennessee