Following Jesus, we want to be obedient to the Father’s will in everything (Jn 5:34). We submit ourselves to the way of life of prayer, brotherhood, evangelisation, order and discipline, making it our very own. We seek to discover God’s will for us through communal dialogue, consultation and discernment. Brothers are in obedience to the Moderator and whoever he appoints in authority. Authority is exercised in the spirit of Jesus, as a servant who washes the feet of brothers (Jn 13:1-20). Brothers in authority are meant to listen, dialogue, consult, and facilitate the gifts of others. They are not to “lord it over” anyone (Mk 10:35-45). Often the spirit of obedience requires an individual to give way his own will for the sake of the common good.