Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Examination of conscience: The fourth commandment

Okay, we're into the second greatest commandments. (Quick, somebody tell me why this is?)

Honor thy father and thy mother.

Let's get this straight. Orphans do not get a pass on this one! (Speaking strictly about parents, why do you think this is so?)

This commandment, as I see it, has to do with parents, yes, but also with authority -- those who have it, those who are under it, and, as in the case of most of us, those who fall into both categories.

Okay gang: How do we observe this commandment, break it, and celebrate it?

Have fun! As I said in my first parenthetical comment, this one inaugurates a shift, so to speak, in God's law. How so? It's rich in opportunities to relish our faith. What does it tell you and how can we help each other "honor" this commandment?