Saturday, 12 July 2008

Quick Ten Words

I read or heard recently that the average person who claims to be Christian doesn't know the Ten Commandments. I think this is because they are quite difficult to remember if you are trying to remember the whole Scripture passage.
When I taught the children, we did a quick version.

  1. ONE God-no others
  2. His Name is Holy
  3. Keep Sabbath Holy
  4. Honour your father and mother
  5. No murder
  6. No adultery
  7. No stealing
  8. No false witness
  9. Don't covet neighbours wife (spouse)
  10. Don't covet neighbours goods.

I split them into the first three are about God and right worship; 4 is about family and Church and 5-10 are about family and community.

After they had learned them we could do some Catechism.

It's made it easier for me to remember them anyway.

2 comments:

Ponte Sisto said...

I love the way that the Catechism of the Catholic Church is structured around them.

Jackie Parkes said...

Thanks for this post.