The Delia Mahon Collection
Delia Mahon - 5th or 6th class student
Obedience is necessary to everyone especially school children and if it is not practised while young it is never gained. First of all we should be obedient to God and love Him. Then we should practise obedience to our parents, teachers, Priests, Bishops, Pope etc.
Disobedience brings unhappiness of all kinds to the home. On the other hand you would always know a house where obedient children and parents dwell by their kind words and acts to each other.
Everyone knows the unhappiness that befell us by the disobedience of our first parents, in eating the forbidden fruit. God gave them a command to try their obedience but unhappily they disobeyed Him and were turned out of the Garden of Paradise. And by that disobedient act we were all condemned to earn our bread in this life.
Editor’s Note: Above Essay is from Delia Mahon’s 1906-1907 school year copybook