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Veritas

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MATAS GARCIA, Mª Ascensión. Obedience as an evangelical counsel in consecrated life. Veritas [online]. 2013, n.29, pp.219-249. ISSN 0718-9273.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-92732013000200010.

Through this article you will come to the conclusion that obedience is an expression of the dialectic between the incarnation of Christ and his ‘kenosis’, surpassing the impermanence of earthly realities and consecrating to God the faculty to dispose of one´s own live. But this journey between life and death, finds its culmination in the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ, which contributes to the glorification of God in man, making the experience of God in Jesus Christ, the fundamental project of life. The Man participates in this mystery, through contemplation, and extends it out through the preaching. In this way, it will express the pneumatologic and ecclesial dimension of obedience, which part of the image of a passionate and enthusiastic man of God's dream for humanity, revealed and realized in Jesus, by the power of the Spirit of love.

Keywords : obedience; self-transcendence; charisma; vocation; mission; will.

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