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Let me close with this story from Rick Labate King Henry III grew tired of court life and the pressures of being the king so he applied to a monastery to be accepted for a life of contemplation. The religious superior said to him, “Your Majesty, do you understand that the pledge here is one of obedience? That will be hard because you have been a king.”


Henry replied, “I understand. The rest of my life I will be obedient to you, as Christ leads you.”


“Then I will tell you what to do. Go back to your throne and serve faithfully in the place where God has placed you.”