More on top-down authority versus everyone else.
On obedience. Last week Sister Pat Farrell said what she thinks obedience is.
But the word obedience comes from the Latin root meaning to hear, to listen. And so as I have come to understand that vow, what it means to me is that we listen to what God is calling us to in the signs of our times.
This week the bishop said what he thinks of that.
My reaction is that it sounds very beautiful and appealing, and no one can argue that we have to be obedient to God and that we have to follow conscience. But on the other hand, it flies in the face of 2,000 years
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