March 2, 2015

The Breadth of Obedience

I just think this is a remarkable passage and so I wanted to post it:
Whatever good a brother may do with a right intention and on his own initiative is also true obedience when he knows that this is not contrary to the will of the superior or detrimental to brotherly unity. (Capuchin Constitutions, 166, 2)
It calls St. Francis himself to mind:
In whatever way it seems better to you to please the Lord God and to follow his footprint and poverty, do it with the blessing of the Lord God and my obedience. (Letter to Brother Leo)

1 comment:

Louis M said...

Thanks. I really needed that. :)