Tues. [G]ospel [P]rayer [S]tudy - "what we were obliged to do."
GOSPEL - Lk 17:7-10
Jesus said to the Apostles: “Who among you would say to your servant who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here immediately and take your place at table’? Would he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare something for me to eat.
Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink. You may eat and drink when I am finished’? Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded? So should it be with you. When you have done all you have been commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.’”
PRAYER - Fatima Prayer
Prayer #27 from the
Oratory: Place of Prayer Book
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.
Tuesday is dedicated to the Holy Angels
STUDY - An excerpt from Link to Liturgy Lesson
What is obedience?
Obedience is the “moral virtue that inclines the will to comply with the will of another who has the right to command. Material obedience is merely to carry out the physical action commanded; formal obedience is to perform an action precisely because it is commanded by a legitimate superior. The extent of obedience is as wide as the authority of the person who commands. Thus obedience to God is without limit, whereas obedience to human beings is limited by higher laws that must not be transgressed, and by the competency or authority of the one who gives the orders. As a virtue, it is pleasing to God because it means that sacrifice of one’s will out of love for God.” 
Who do we have to be obedient to above anything and anyone?
God. “He must hold the first place in our lives, and we must obey Him regardless of all other considerations, even if it means sacrificing the rights of nature and of blood.”  Many times we are tempted to put “blood” or family before God, putting family before God is a form of idolatry. Family, although important, is always subservient to God.
Why should we be obedient to God?
God is always pleased with us when we are obedient to Him and His Church.
Why do we have to be obedient to the Church?
“We must be obedient to the Church, because Christ Himself with His holy Spirit lives in her, and governs her, and has said: Who hears not the Church, let him be to thee a heathen and a publican, therefore, shut out from eternal life. 
 Hardon, Modern Catholic Dictionary pg. 384
 Divine Intimacy pg. 124
 The Church’s Year, pg. 72
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