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<< Sunday, March 26, 2000 >> 3rd Sunday of Lent
 
Exodus 20:1-17
1 Corinthians 1:22-25

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Psalm 19
John 2:13-25

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE TEN COMMANDMENTS?

 
"Jesus would not trust Himself to them because He knew them all. He needed no one to give Him testimony about nature. He was well aware of what was in man's heart." —John 2:24-25
 

Someone told me that the Ten Commandments have never been more disobeyed in the history of the human race than they are right now. What do you think? Anytime we put something or someone ahead of God, we break the first of the Ten Commandments and fall into the sin of idolatry (see Ex 20:3). Regarding the second commandment, we constantly broadcast taking God's name in vain for millions to hear this sin (see Ex 20:7). Do we keep holy the Sabbath and the Lord's Day? (Ex 20:8) Do few people work on Sunday? Do we celebrate Jesus' resurrection each Sunday, or is Sunday a day for the false gods of self, money, pleasure, and sports?

Are parents being more honored than they used to be? (see Ex 20:12) Do your children obey you better than you obeyed your parents? In one year in the USA alone, we kill well over nine million babies through surgical and chemical abortions, yet the Lord forbids us to kill (see Ex 20:13). Are adultery and fornication things of the past? (see Ex 20:14) Is almost everyone a virgin when he or she gets married? Is it rare for a married person to cheat on his or her spouse? Do divorced people fall into sexual sin? Do we need less police, locks, and security because there is less stealing than there used to be? (see Ex 20:15) Does anyone bear false witness in court, on the job, in conversation, or on TV? (see Ex 20:16) Are we being taught not to covet, or are we taught to get what we want even if we have to sin? (Ex 20:17)

 
Prayer: Father, may I take the plank out of my eyes so that I can get the speck out of others' eyes (Mt 7:5).
Promise:  "For God's folly is wiser than men, and His weakness more powerful than men." —1 Cor 1:25
Praise: Praise Jesus, obedient Son of the Father, and risen Lord!
 
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Ralph J. Lawrence, July 28, 1999
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, August 3, 1999
 
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
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