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Sunday, April 3, 2011

The 10 Commandments - Pope Benedict XVI

The 10 Commandments - Pope Benedict XVI

If with Jesus Christ and his Church we constantly re-read the Ten Commandments of Sinai, entering into their full depth, then a great teaching unfolds before us. 
It is first and foremost a “yes” to God, to a God who loves us and leads us, who carries us and yet allows us our freedom: indeed, it is he who makes our freedom real (the first three commandments). 
It is a “yes” to the family (fourth commandment), 

a “yes” to life (fifth commandment),

a “yes” to responsible love (sixth commandment), 

a “yes” to solidarity, to social responsibility and to justice (seventh commandment), 

a “yes” to truth (eighth commandment) and 

a “yes” to respect for other people and for what is theirs (ninth and tenth commandments). 

By the strength of our friendship with the living God we live this manifold “yes” and at the same time we carry it as a signpost into our world

8 September 2007 

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