Is the response of the person who has understood the uniqueness and the infinite greatness of the mystery of God and the sovereignty of his holy will but is also the response, even if it is only implicit and confused, of every human creature in search of truth and happiness. To seek God has always been the quest of every being thirsting for the Absolute and the Eternal.
Many today tend to consider any kind of dependence humiliating, but the status of creature in itself implies being dependent on an Other and, therefore, as a being in relation, dependent on others.
To seek the will of God means to seek a friendly and benevolent will, which desires our fulfilment, that desires, above all, a free response in love to its love, in order to make of us instruments of divine love.
It is along this
way of love
that the flower of listening and obedience blooms.
* From: The Service of Authority and Obedience, by The congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life