Catechism Series on the Basics of the Catholic Faith
St. Francis of Assisi

Obedience – Twenty-Fifth Day of June

TWENTY-FIFTH DAY.

Take care that you examine not nor judge the orders of your Superior; that is not the business of him who must submit, but of him who commands. — St. Jerome.

It was said of St. John Berchmans that he had not sufficient prudence to perform something which was required of him. To the one who spoke thus he said: “My brother, I ought to leave prudence to him who commands; as for me, I will hold to obedience.”

Prayer.

Lord, I will no longer examine or judge the commands given me. Is it not sufficient for me to know them, since I am obliged to obey? Thou only askest of me the accomplishment of Thy will. I will wish to do it constantly to please Thee.

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