Tag : Christian monasticism

Written on Aug, 26, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Real obedience is concerned with hearing the voice of God in the voice of our family members, fellow parishioners, brother clergy and even in those of good will with whom we share only a common humanity. In all cases, obedience must be in conformity with Holy Tradition. When obedience in this deeper sense is absence, community life is impossible. Without obedience there is no real community life. And without community life, we are left with a social life characterized by indifference or even open hostility and malice to others.

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