By looking at the readings this Sunday we can see that authority comes from God. Just as Moses was given authority by God, the new Moses, greater than Moses, Jesus Christ, is given authority which he used to teach and to perform miracles, which people were amazed at.
This authority has been given to the Church by Jesus himself. Just as a teacher serves his students by teaching them, not what they want or feel like learning, but what they really need, so is the Church. Church authority is to serve people but to serve not our own human desires but the light of Truth. May the Holy Spirit assist our Mother the Church on her mission and help us to listen to God's voice through her.