I have truth on good authority;

but, it’s relative and incomplete

and it cannot be tethered or bought.

Truth’s way is lit by obedience.

To obey creates peace and accord

and basks me in gentle Love’s soft Light.

I’m careful to nurture this virtue.

Obedience begets harmony;

disobedience ends in discord.

Obedience is freedom’s fulcrum,

the hinge of fierce and free submission,

life swings from it and pivots on it.

The dictates of my conscience obey

a sacred will without remorse.

Freedom is righteous obedience.

Willfulness has no authority.

Obedience sanctifies self-will

by upholding a sacred resolve.

“Obedience re-directs self-will…

It gives strength to the soul…

It spiritualizes one’s actions.”[1]

[1] Father Judge Meditations p. 224

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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