Obedience – Ninth Day of June
“All, therefore, they shall say to you, observe and do.” — St. Matt. 23:3.
Everyone who enters religion should leave his own will outside the door of the monastery, that he may have no other will but that of God. — St. Francis of Sales.
When St. Dositheus consecrated himself to the Lord in the religious life, he divested himself entirely of his own will, and submitted it entirely to that of his Superior. He made known to him his temptations, his thoughts; and by this entire renouncement of himself, and great openness of heart, he obtained a peace, a tranquility of soul that nothing could disturb.
My God, I divest myself of my will for love of Thee. I will have no will but Thine. What divine peace does he not taste who is conducted like a child, who wills what Thou willest and because Thou willest it!