Father Ed Broom, OMV, is Associate Pastor of St. Peter Chanel Church in Hawaiian Gardens, California. He is a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary and was ordained by Saint John Paul II on May 25, 1986. Fr. Ed teaches Catholic Ignatian Marian Spirituality through articles, podcasts, a radio show, retreats and spiritual direction.
Jesus was obedient even unto death and death on the cross; He Himself said that love is measured by the rule of obedience. “If you love me, keep my commandments.” Actually the fourth commandment obliges us to obey our parents, but it goes beyond our mere parents. Who else must we obey??? The following is a list for your personal examination of conscience.
1. GOD! First and foremost we should always obey God. St Thomas More said that he was the King’s loyal subject, but first God’s! He chose death to remain faithful to obedience to God’s commandments.
2. PARENTS! … Read more