19 March 2008

Knox on Obedience

[T]he real point about obedience is that it is a virtue on its own account. It is humility strung up to concert pitch by the fact that you are obeying a fellow-mortal whose judgment, humanly speaking, you have no particular reason to trust. You do it precisely to imitate the condescension of the God who was obedient to his own creatures. And, doing it, you become not just a more useful tool, but a better man.
--Msgr Ronald Knox, A Lightning Meditation

(via The Inn at the End of the World)
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