Pope at General Audience: ‘Commandments are path to freedom’

In his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis says the Commandments establish a dialogue between us and God, and set us on the path towards freedom embedded 다운로드.
By Devin Watkins

Pope Francis began the Wednesday General Audience with a personal greeting to some 200 sick and disabled people gathered in the Paul VI Audience Hall 신원보증서 양식. He told the pilgrims basking with him under the hot sun in St. Peter’s Square that the two groups form a single community.

Turning to his catechesis, Pope Francis continued his reflection on the Commandments, calling them “Ten Words for living the Covenant” Download mnet music. The Scriptures (Exodus 20:1), he said, do not call them “Commandments” but says “God spoke all these words.”

Commandments establish dialogue

They are “objectively commandments”, the Pope said, but the difference between a word and a commandment is important 평양냉면.

He said a command doesn’t require a dialogue.

“The word, however, is an essential means for a relationship based on dialogue. God the Father creates through his word, and the Son is the Word made flesh 아이콘 그래픽. Love feeds on words, as does education or collaboration.”

Relationship with Trinity

In giving the Ten Words or Commandments, God continues his covenantal dialogue with His people, inviting them and us to shape our lives in a loving relationship with the Trinity Download the flickr video.

“The Commandments are a dialogue,” Pope Francis said. “The difference is not artificial.”

He said the Tempter in the Book of Genesis tries to convince the man and the woman that God is a despot demanding blind obedience advanced voice recorder. But God, he said, “is a Father that loves us all” and is concerned for the welfare of His children.

Holy Spirit leads on path of freedom

Pope Francis then spoke about how the Holy Spirit helps us to accept and obey God’s law, not out of constraint, but out of the awareness that it is the path to authentic human fulfillment Pop music music.

“The commandments,” he said, “are the path towards freedom, because they are the Father’s word, which makes us free to walk this path… with the heart of sons and daughters.”

Source: Vatican News

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