Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Prayer for Tuesday, October 18, 2011

“Keep the Commandments”

It is very interesting, O God, that when your Son named the commandments that should be kept if one wishes to experience your real life, he named the “second tablet” commandments—the ones that have to do with how we treat each other.

Somehow, someway, O God, let us take to heart the truth that eternal life involves forgetting self and thinking about others.


“And he said to him, ‘Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.’ He said to him, ‘Which ones?’ And Jesus said, ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honor your father and mother; also, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Matthew 19:17-19)

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