TEACHING DELIVERED THROUGH
FRANCES MARIE KLUG
ON SEPTEMBER 24, 1981

"A PERSONAL LOOK AT THE TEN COMMANDMENTS"

X.  Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Goods.

“This Commandment touches on many areas of our life and we tend to justify offenses against this Commandment with excuses and deliberate forgetfulness.

Borrowing and not returning.  Taking things from where one works.  Taking possession of the belongings of family, friends or acquaintances, with only the intention of returning things but not really following through with the responsibility of returning what you have taken.

Offenses against this Commandment can begin at a very early age.”

IX.  Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Spouse.

“This Commandment is focused on the marriage state, its sanctity and its binding contract between two people who promise to fulfill this contract in respect to all intimacies, promises to each other, and upholding the responsibilities of family life.

Flirting to encourage the spouse of someone to be unfaithful is sinful, plus any impure involvement with another’s spouse is a grievous offense against what God has joined together for His Purpose of this union of man and woman.”

VIII.  Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor.

“Lying about, belittling or disgracing someone through slander, jealousy or envy, is more than just lacking charity toward another person, it is a grievous sin.

This Commandment is oftentimes neglected by all ages because of self-love, self-protection, self-concern or self-motives.”

VII.  Thou Shalt Not Steal.

“The will, the attention, the hope, the talents, the enthusiasm, the belongings, the spouse, the friends, the credit due another person.

Stealing can become a habit and should be stopped before it becomes a habit.  There are many forms of stealing, some almost so subtle they go unnoticed, others are for large sums of monies or expensive items.  This Commandment is abused by many young people and adults.”

VI.  Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery.

“All forms of impure actions and abuses to the flesh can be listed under this Commandment.

Many excuses are made defending abuses against this Commandment, saying that we have had impurities against this Commandment since the beginning of the Creation of man.  There is no excuse for sinning against this Commandment.  Prostitution, promiscuity, permissiveness can be controlled.

Also, there are other sins against this Commandment that involve many improper acceptances and exposure to immoral sensual risqué forms of entertainment, company, or literature.  No sin has a logical moral excuse.”

V.  Thou Shalt Not Kill.

“A person’s spirit, enthusiasm, interest, hope, motivation, moral values, moral standards, physical life, Faith in God.

Killing can be done through jealousy, immaturity, egoism, vanity, false pride, indecencies, indifference, a lack of affection to a loved one.”

IV.  Honor Thy Father And Thy Mother.

“Respect, devotion and honor, first to our Heavenly Parents, then to our earthly parents, then to honest and responsible authority.

This Commandment rings with a natural obedience, but is also sinned against much because of arrogance, disobedience, lying, stealing, unfairness, selfishness, impudence, irresponsibility, and irrational immaturity.”

III.  Remember Keep Holy The Sabbath Day.

“This Commandment demands such a small return of love from man to God, and yet it is abused through a lack of sincere desire to fulfill the obligation.

The undignified manner and lack of respect in how people approach and obey this Commandment when they half-heartedly attend Holy Mass is insulting to God.

It is disgraceful to watch the lack of moral responsibility people have in their dress, attitude and participation in regard to their time in the House of God for such a brief time.

Of course, God’s Motives for this Commandment were many, but through time men have condensed its meaning to a short three-quarters to one hour a week.”

II.  Thou Shalt Not Take The Name Of The Lord Thy God In Vain.

“Abusive language, vulgar, crude inference to the Name of God, or any foul words that reflect disgrace, blasphemy or sacrilege in boldly denouncing the Name of God are more than mere insults to Him, they are grievous sins and deny the Faith in Him that every person should have.  This denial is ugly and should not be tolerated in any way, at any time, from anyone.

When a fact must be emphasized or impressed upon, it is not necessary to use God’s Name in vain.  A lack of descriptive words should not instigate such a horrible abuse of God’s Name.  There is no excuse for swearing in any situation.”

I.  I Am The Lord Thy God, Thou Shalt Not Have strange gods Before Me.

“Any offense against ‘any one’ of God’s Ten Commandments or any idolatry of false worship, are deliberate offenses against God and His First Commandment.”

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