The Obedience Of Faith

By FR. ROBERT ALTIER Fourth Sunday Of Advent (YR A) Readings: Isaiah 7:10-14 Romans 1:1-7 Matt. 1:18-24 In the second reading today St. Paul says that he was made an apostle in order to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of the Name of Jesus. It is this obedience to which every single person on Earth is called. However, we must make an important distinction: Obedience is not mere subjection or submission. This is the Muslim idea of obedience: Just submit and do not ask questions. This is because they see themselves as slaves, in the negative sense of that word, to a God who can make any demand and they must carry it out. As Christians … Continue reading The Obedience Of Faith