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Part Three

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hapter

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wo

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hall

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ove

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our

N

eighbor as

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ourself

Jesus said to his disciples: “Love one another even as I have

loved you.”

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In response to the question about the first of the command­

ments, Jesus says: “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God,

the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your

heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all

your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as

yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

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The apostle St. Paul reminds us of this: “He who loves his

neighbor has fulfilled the law. The commandments,

‘You shall not

commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not

covet,’

and any other commandment, are summed up in this sen­

tence, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no

wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”

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THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be

long in the land which the Lord your God gives you.

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He was obedient to them.

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The Lord Jesus himself recalled the force of this “command­

ment of God.”

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The Apostle teaches: “Children, obey your

parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and

mother,’ (This is the first commandment with a promise.)

‘that it may be well with you and that you may live long on

the earth.’”

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1

Jn

13:34.

2

Mk

12:29-31; cf.

Deut

6:4-5;

Lev

19:18;

Mt

22:34-40;

Lk

10:25-28.

3

Rom

13:8-10.

4

Ex

20:12;

Deut

5:16.

5

Lk

2:51.

6

Mk

7:8-13.

7

Eph

6:1-3; cf.

Deut

5:16.

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