KEEPING GOD’S COMMANDMENTS
Now machines carry Manufacturer’s Instructions. No guarantee holds if these are disregarded. God is our maker and the commandments are our instruction book. Disobey them and see how individuals lose direction and society disintegrates. The first three commandments are signposts to reverence for God’s place, God’s name and God’s day. Then five commandments uphold the values of family authority, respect for life, fidelity in marriage, matters of justice and truth. The final two commandments are about personal self-control. God’s commandments provide a solid structure for society.
But I say this to you. The voice of Jesus resounds with strong authority. His authority comes from the Father. Our authority to preach comes not from our own merits but from the Lord’s command. Are we losing our nerve to preach God’s commandments? Is morality to be based on opinion polls or on God’s word?
Wishing all Parishioners & Friends Happy and Blessed Sunday! – Fr Francis, MSP