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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.

"Spiritual persons ought to be equally ready to experience sweetness and consolation in the things of God, or to suffer and keep their ground in drynesses of spirit and devotion, and for as long as God pleases, without their making any complaint about it."
St Philip Neri

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"The Lord has always revealed to mortals the treasures of his wisdom and his spirit, but now that the face of evil bares itself more and more, so does the Lord bare his treasures more."
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"Shun too great a desire for knowledge, for in it there is much fretting and delusion. Intellectuals like to appear learned and to be called wise. Yet there are many things the knowledge of which does little or no good to the soul, and he who concerns himself about other things than those which lead to salvation is very unwise. "
Thomas á Kempis

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