Exile Fifteen

Jan 15, 2021 | Exile Blog | 0 comments

By the Waters of Babylon – Ps 137:1

The Church is in turbulence; this is not news to anybody. Its turbulence is more acute now that we are separated by a quarantine. Maybe the following will help. It is by an anonymous author and appeared in the “Church Times” (England) about twenty-five years ago.

A new Ten Commandments

  1. Thou shalt revere the teachings of the Church. Respect its 2000 years of wisdom, scriptural revelation, and tradition.
  2. Thou shalt pray a lot.
  3. Thou shalt be aware of the presence of God throughout your day. Our faith is based in relationship, not regulations.
  4. Thou shalt concentrate on essential truths found in the traditional Creeds of the historic Church.
  5. Thou shalt read the Bible regularly.
  6. Thou shalt develop a habit of serious study.
  7. Thou shalt receive the sacraments faithfully.
  8. Thou shalt live the original Ten Commandments. The tablets received on Mt. Sinai were not just suggestions.
  9. Thou shalt concentrate on the heart of our religion: “Love God, Love one another.”
  10. Thou shalt remember the Paschal Mystery.
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