"To follow Jesus means to carry fully his invitation: "If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself" (Mt. 16,24). Now the greatest act of renunciation that man can make is just this sacrifice of his liberty by submission to obedience in all things. In fact, "nothing is dearer to man than the freedom of his will, for this is what makes him master over others; because of this freedom, he can use and enjoy other goods and is master of his acts." Divine Intimacy