This is from a conversation I was having elsewhere on the implication of authority and vocation in the context of – are some vocations “higher” than others:
All authority on earth is derived from the Godhead. Anyone who wields authority – such as fathers, mothers, and every other (secular – ie governmental) authority – derives their authority from the Godhead.
In the manner of Christ submitting to his earthly “parents” – His doing so did not make His “parents” – or their vocation – have more or less value than any other vocation out there. He submitted to Joseph and Mary out of submission to His heavenly Father who – along with Christ – established such an order, in order to fulfill every duty He had to accomplish in order to be the perfect atoning sacrifice for all mankind’s sins.
All vocations have their place in the body of Christ, so to try and elevate one vocation or and above another is to denigrate all.