Obedience – Fifteenth Day of June
Obedience does not alone consist in doing actually what is commanded, but in being in a continual disposition to do whatsoever may be ordered upon any occasion. — St. Vincent de Paul.
St. Francis Xavier possessed this admirable disposition. He used to say that, although God had made use of him so efficaciously for the conversion of infidels, that one word from his Superior, St. Ignatius, would suffice to bring him to Italy, and to leave his mission from which he expected such great fruits.
My God, I am resolved to dispose myself to do all that those who hold Thy place command me. Make them know what is for my good; my heart is ready.