Obedience is better than sacrifice

January 18, 2016 6:00 am

“Does the LORD so delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obedience to the command of the LORD? Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission than the fat of rams.” (1 SM 15: 22)

Obedience keeps us focused on God’s will—I do whatever is commanded by God; sacrifice, even dedicated to God, keeps us focused on our will—I do whatever I want to do. Sacrifice looks nice but could be dangerous for our souls; obedience, even if sometimes difficult, brings a lot of good fruit to us.

“The word of God is living and effective, able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.” (Gospel Acclamation)


Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak