Sunday May 14th 2017Tim
mystery. It would be more interesting if there was.
Pretending otherwise is folly. Obedience has three
parts. Doing what the spirit tells you. Conforming your
will to the spirit. And conforming your intellect to the
spirit. The problem isn't obedience, it's the spirit.
Franciscans would define spirit in accordance with their
interpretation of the Christian message. Their obedience is
a discipline devoted to an understanding of and devotion to
a higher purpose. Here on earth it's the first part of
obedience that becomes subject to a temptation to redefine
higher purpose by the number of shares a tweet gets.