How to obey like an adult

Now that I’m the adult authority bossing myself around, and telling myself to do this and don’t do that, and now that I deliberately make the choice to put myself under obedience to the Church, it’s easier to see the connection between love and obligation. When I’m the authority figure, it behooves me to make sure I’m giving orders out of love, and not just because I can. By the same token, when I’m the position of offering obedience, it behooves me to make sure I’m obeying out of love, and not just because I have to.

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