"An excellent instruction from St. John of the Cross says: "Never look uopn your superior, whoever he may be, with less regard thank upon God Himself." If we do not have this supernatural spirit which makes us see God in the person of our superior, our obedience cannot be supernatural. It is necessary to be animated by this motive alone: I obey because my superior represents God for me and speaks to me in His Name; my superior is another Christ to me: Hic est Christus meus. This is my Christ." Divine Intimacy