This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

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Docility

Second of the cognitive dispositions is docility, which allows one to learn from others and to profit from their experience on the basis of an authentic love for truth.[1] It is therefore closely linked with humility, and is a mode of its expression. Christ told his apostles that “He who hears you, hears me.”[2] Without a carefully developed sense of docility, we run the risk of remaining deaf to the apostles’ exhortations, preferring instead our own opinions and prejudices.[3]

[1] ST II-II, q. 49, a. 3.

[2] Lk 10:16.

[3] CCC, 87.

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