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Obedience and freedom Print E-mail
By Henri de Lubac   
Tuesday, 02 August 2011

Just as faith is a principle of understanding, so obedience must be a principle of freedom. You do not deliver yourself into the hands of authority like a man tired of using his initiative, abdicating; or like a sailor happy to find quiet harbor at last after a stormy passage. On the contrary, you receive from authority the Duc in altum [“Put out into the deep.”]. You entrust yourself to it as to a ship leaving port for a glorious voyage and high adventure.

 

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