This week Molinos shows us the relationship between failure, humility and obedience.
God allows us to fail in order to make us humble and dependent on Him. He also wants us to be obedient because that too keeps us humble.
The paradox is that as we progress in becoming like Jesus, with increasing power over the world, the flesh and the devil, that we become less trusting in ourselves.
Thus, “There must come a holocaust of your own values and judgements and will.”
Remember too that there is one limit on obedience: we must not obey that which is contrary to our faith. Recall that Molinos himself ended up in prison because he would not violate the word of God within his heart.