“All, therefore, they shall say to you, observe and do.” — St. Matt. 23:3.
A single drop of perfect obedience is of a million times more value than an entire vase of the most sublime contemplation. — St. Magdalene of Pazzi.
St. Felix, the Capuchin, always showed the most perfect readiness to execute lovingly the orders of his Superiors, no matter what they might be. He carried so far his love for obedience that his Superiors were obliged to refrain in his presence from manifesting their inclinations, lest the saint might regard it as a command and hasten to execute it. The least sign of their will was sufficient to cause him to obey instantly.
My God, I submit to Thee my will. I will only what Thou willest, and will obey those who hold Thy place in my regard. I will obey them as if it were Thyself.