" He who desires to obey the divine call must firmly resolve to follow it, and that as soon as possible. "
St. Alphonsus Liguori
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The Redemptorist Virtue for the Month of July is...



Virtue: Obedience

Patron: St Philip

Text: "You are my friends, if you do things that I command you." Jn 15:14

oakObedience is the moral virtue that inclines Christians to submit to the law of God in all its manifestations.

God alone is the ultimate source of all law.

Obedience is a positive response not only to civil and ecclesiastical decrees but to the authority of God himself?

Alphonsus points out that our obedience to human authority can be less than complete (if that authority opposes the authority of God), but our obedience to God must be complete and absolute.

Adults—who often think of obedience as primarily a child 's virtue— should carefully reflect on the specific ways in which this virtue can be manifested in the many components of their lives: family, job, neighbourhood, nation.

Alphonsus believed that many difficulties of obedience are rooted in false pride. Ask yourself if this is true in your life.

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