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loves each person completely. We are children of God, Who is our loving Father. (CCC 219, 220221, 2083, 2086, 1701-1703) 2. Since we are created in the image and likeness of God and He loves us, He wills that we love
ourselves. We show love for our soul by striving for holiness through loving God and our neighbor.
We show love for our body by proper hygiene, by protecting it from harm and through modesty.
Modesty is decency in dress, thoughts, words and deeds. It means refusing to unveil that which
should remain hidden due to the effects of original sin. (CCC 356-357, 2521-2524, 1264, 2514) 3. Since all people are created in the image and likeness of God and He loves each person, He wills that
we love all people. To love means to will the good of another. Willing the good of another means to
be selfless instead of selfish. A person is to be loved not a thing to be used. Jesus wants us to treat
others with kindness. Loving and helping others brings us joy. (CCC 225, 357, 1766, 2447, 2262) 4. Jesus’ two-fold Law of Love is a command to love God and to love others as Jesus has loved us.
When we love others and ourselves we are doing what God wants us to do. God asks us to love
our neighbor even as He loves us, and forgive others as Jesus forgives us. (CCC 1823-1825,
1844, 1970, 2196, 218-219) 5. God gave Moses the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20: -17). The Ten Commandments are for each
person to know how to live as a child of God: to love God and our neighbor. The Ten
Commandments are rules or laws given to us by God to ensure our true freedom and happiness in this
life and for eternity. The Holy Spirit strengthens us to be faithful to God's love by living according to
the Commandments. (CCC 2056-2057, 2060-2063, 2067, 2072-2074, 1724) 6. Students are to memorize the Ten Commandments, become familiar with the major point of each
commandment and understand their meaning in a manner that applies to their life.
The Ten Commandments - God’s laws of love given to Moses
Exodus 20: 2-6
The First Commandment: There is only one God. You shall not have other
gods besides Me.
Jesus said “You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you
Because God created us, keeps us in existence every second and we depend
on Him for everything, we must give Him proper worship as the one true
God and Creator of all things. We worship other “gods” when we treat
our possessions like gods: when we want more and more, when we are
stingy, or by making a god out of popularity by even doing something we
know to be wrong just to be popular.
Romans 1:5 August 6th, 2005
Transfiguration of our Lord “Through Him we have received the grace of apostleship, to bring about
the obedience of faith, for the sake of His Name.” Diocese of La Crosse Page 17 of 28 Grade 4
We are to believe the many things that God has told us about Himself, about ourselves and
about His Church. We received the supernatural gift of fa...
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