November 19, 2009
St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas says: “Praise be to Jesus.”

“I spoke to you recently about ‘blind' obedience. Today I'd like to explore with you the term itself – ‘blind' obedience.”

“Blind means without vision, as you know. ‘Blind' obedience, then, means the soul obeys without insight, as to the why or as to the consequences of his actions. He obeys out of supposed respect for title or authority he is under. Sadly, today much authority is compromised on a human level for love of money, power and control. ‘Blind' obedience does not take this human factor into account.”

“In the Church itself, the Pope is infallible, but no one else. This is where human error comes into play. People often do not realize that they have a choice. They do not realize that not everything is infallible. They do not realize the graces they are missing for themselves and the world through ‘blind' obedience.”

“I have come today so that the world might see again the joys of the fruits of the Holy Spirit and open their hearts to the Truth of Holy Love.”