Oct 2, 2021Liked by Jenny duBay

This article is very interesting in so many ways: spiritually, historically, culturally both yesterday and todays culture. However what struck the most was this. Caterina was not afraid to go against human made rules and customs, to step outside the norm of what was expected of her. Yet she was not rebellious or disobedient for the sake of being such. For she was always obedient to God and His will, and she was obedient in and through love for God and love for her fellow humans beings. Both her disobedience and obedience was an act of love for God and people, never for the sake of rebellion or I want my way to be done.

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Great point, Therese, I agree! What I also love and admire about Caterina is that she followed her calling despite the fact that it must have seemed impossible to her. She must have wondered if she was hearing God correctly, or if she could even accomplish what He was asking her to do. It must have seemed so unrealistic. Yet God was asking, so who was she to say no or doubt? That's an attitude I need to remember always!

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