The Ten Commandments

Source: “A Traditional Catechetical Formula”

1: I am the LORD your God:  You shall not have strange Gods before me.

1: Honor God as Creator and praise him.

2: You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.

2: Show reverence to God, so never use his name in a disrespectful way.

3: Remember to keep holy the LORD’S day.

3: Worship God by participating at Sunday Mass.

4: Honor your father and your mother.

4: Respect your parents and their authority.

5: You shall not kill.

5: You shall keep God’s beautiful creations alive.

6: You shall not commit adultery.

6: Respect the family, our part in family life, marriage, and our own bodies.

7: You shall not steal.

7: You shall pay for what you need.

8: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

8: Respect others by being honest and truthful

9: You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.

9: Respect your relationship and others relationships.

10:  You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.

10: Be satisfied and grateful with the gifts which you have been given.

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