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20. The Subjection of Christ to God the Father

1. Christ is God the Son, equal with the Father and onewith him in essence and nature. But Christ is also man, and as manis subject to the Father. He says (John 14:31): "As the Fatherhath given me commandment, so do I." And we also read (Phil.2:8), that Christ humbled himself in obedience to the Father,"becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of thecross."

2. Christ in his human nature is subject to himself in hisdivine Nature.

"He who wishes to be perfectly obeyed, should give but few orders."
St Philip Neri

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"It is not God's will that we should abound in spiritual delights, but that in all things we should submit to his holy will."
Blessed Henry Suso

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"God commands not impossibilities, but by commanding he suggests to you to do what you can, to ask for what is beyond your strength; and he helps you, that you may be able."
St Augustine

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