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Obedience – Sixteenth Day of June

SIXTEENTH DAY.

One is truly obedient when he executes joyously and without repugnance something commanded which is contrary to his natural inclination and not to his own advantage. — Rodriguez.

St. John Berchmans was ordered to serve a long Mass which was said at an hour most inconvenient for him, as it happened during the time for study. He accepted the commission with joy, and served several months without showing the least sign of discontent or without seeking to change what was assigned him by Providence

Prayer.

My God, it is not my inclination I will follow, but Thy will. May the accomplishment of Thy will be my delight!        I will obey with joy in all things to perfectly accomplish it.

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