Yes, if I love God, my whole heart’s desire would be to obey his slightest wish. And how could I love God unless I had perfect confidence that he would only aspire to what was beautiful, true and right? And God’s wish would be to me a sacred command and the desire to obey would be the one controlling impulse of our lives. We gain freedom by giving it, and he who bestows faith gets it back with interest.
Perfect faith implies perfect love; and perfect love cast out fear. The price of a perfect love is an absolute and complete surrender. Devote daily, a portion of time to the repetition of prayers offered for those who through being poor of spirit, or on account of worldly occupations, say that the prayer on a Sunday is but enough.