Presentation on theme: " As our lives change, the Ten Commandments have different things to teach us They help us examine our consciences in a complete way Our conscience."— Presentation transcript:
As our lives change, the Ten Commandments have different things to teach us They help us examine our consciences in a complete way Our conscience is like a navigation chart. Needs to be developed
1. I am the Lord your God. You shall have no other Gods before me (ex: money, power)
If you use God’s name in anger/hate, you’re associating God with those negative emotions. That is disrespectful; God is loving and merciful, and shouldn’t be associated with anger/hate. Also, don’t say “honest to God” if it’s not true
This is a day to spend time with God (during mass) and with your family.
Even if you disagree with your parents, you don’t disrespect them. They’re acting in your best interests, whether you like it or not! Also includes other authority figures (teachers, police, etc)
Refers not just to murder, but any kind of violence. Refers to physical violence, emotional violence or killing “in spirit” (bullying), even cyber-abuse.
Can’t cheat on your spouse/significant other. This is disrespectful, breaks trust, and is contrary to love. Forbids anything that disrespects your body, which includes dressing inappropriately or provocatively.
Most people immediately think of the obvious “robbery” kind of stealing, but it can also include stealing information, identity theft, cheating on tests, and plagiarizing other people’s work.
Includes “regular” lying, but other forms could be … ◦ Committing fraud ◦ Starting rumors or gossip
Covet means “lust”, “desire”, “envy” Basically says “don’t be jealous”. There’s nothing wrong with having nice things, but don’t be jealous of others. Jealousy can lead to other more serious actions.
Complete the Ten Commandments assignment on your own. It is FOR HOMEWORK, due WEDNESDAY if not completed in class. Do NOT hand it in today, even if you are done. Keep it until Wednesday.
Sin: A decision we make that goes against the truth that is God. It is NOT doing (on purpose) what we know Jesus would ask us to do Weakens our love for … ◦ God ◦ Each other Reconciliation (confession): To be forgiven of sins, we go to a priest to confess our sins (secret and private). Examine our conscience.
When we sin, we distance ourselves from … ◦ Ourselves (diminishing effect on our inner selves) ◦ God (we think He is angry with us, so we distance ourselves from Him) ◦ The community (we break relationships with others. Sin causes problems in the community and divides us from family and friends)
For something to be a serious sin, need the following conditions ◦ The action must be sinful ◦ We know the action is wrong ◦ We decide freely to do it anyway Serious sins are more commonly called “mortal sins” They totally separate us from God since we reject God on purpose Less serious sins are called “venial sins”. They weaken our relationship with God, but don’t destroy it
Social sin: Structures and accepted practices in society that make it hard for people to avoid sin When we support or put up with policies that cause social sin, we are sinning Examples War Media (cyberbullying) Accepted gender stereotype of men and women ◦ Men: abs, jacked, tan, long hair (don’t care), trucks, rich, sports ◦ Women: physically attractive (“hot” – Sadie W), skinny legs, accentuate certain features Plagiarism Hand gestures/swearing at those who annoy you Lying (especially to get ahead yourself) Bullying Discrimination Gossip Social media where you’re looking for attention Alcohol or drug abuse Abortion Euthanasia
We confess our sins to a priest and they offer God’s forgiveness to those who have sinned and repented Reconciliation means “flow together again” Mends the relationship with God after a sin has been committed. One of the sacraments of the church.
Repentance: Being truly sorry for our sins by admitting you are wrong, and trying to fix the damage. We decide not to commit the sin again and we ask for forgiveness. We are not just “automatically forgiven”. We need to strive to be better people, and to avoid sin in the future.
God reaches out to heal us We have a guilty conscience We confess our sins to a priest Our sins are forgiven through sacramental absolution We are reconciled with the community Absolution: The priest forgives the person of their sin on behalf of God.