Pope’s quotes: The will of the Father

A quote from Pope Francis:

“Fully five times the Gospel speaks to us of Mary and Joseph’s obedience to the ‘law of the Lord.’ Jesus came not to do His own will, but the will of the Father. This way — He tells us — was His ‘food.’ In the same way, all those who follow Jesus must set out on the path of obedience, imitating as it were the Lord’s ‘condescension’ by humbling themselves and making their own will of the Father, even to self-emptying and abasement. For a religious, to advance on the path of obedience means to abase oneself in service, that is, to take the same path as Jesus, who ‘did not deem equality with God a thing to be grasped.’ By emptying himself he made himself a servant in order to serve.”

— Mass with Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life, Feb. 3, 2015

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