Have you ever noticed how much people are in favor of obedience when they are giving the commands but how little when others are doing the commanding? Jesus was perfectly obedient to the will and command of only One, His Father because that is His nature and because that is love. Thus, Christianity begins with our obedience to the love of God for us and His will for us to love others. When there is conflict between the commandments of God and men, it is necessary for us to obey God. When God gives us responsibility for directing others, we direct them according to the Word and will of God. EasterTIDE is a wonderful time to contemplate what it means to obey when that obedience is to the love of God for us. We love others because He first loved and ever continues to love us.