*I love what the **Blessed Holy St. Benedict **. . . teaches in this regard . . . in the first two paragraphs of the Prologue of The Holy Rule of St. Benedict . . . *it gives a complete and full answer to your question . . .
:coffeeread: "**[size=]L[/size]**isten, my son, to your master’s precepts, and incline the ear of your heart . . . . . . Receive willingly and carry out effectively your loving father’s advice, that by the labor of OBEDIENCE you may return to Him from whom you had departed by the sloth of disobedience.
To you, therefore, my words are now addressed, whoever you may be, who are renouncing your own will to do battle under the Lord Christ, the true King, and are taking up the strong, bright weapons of obedience.
Heartfelt obedience is the key to gaining holy and helpful, strengthening spiritual fruit from a penitent action . . . the particular penance given is always of secondary importance to the . . . **humble obedient action of the will of the soul of God’s child **. . . by God’s Grace . . . in obeying his spiritual “superior” . . . in this case your priest . . .
“His mother saith to the waiters:
Whatsoever he shall say to you, do ye.”
*God bless . . . *
[RIGHT]. . . all for Jesus+
. . . thank You Blessed Lord+
. . . thank you Blessed Holy Mother Church+[/RIGHT]