In this commandment is a sin forbidden, which is murder, Thou shalt not kill,' and a duty implied, which is, to preserve our own life, and the life of others. The sin forbidden is murder: Thou shalt not kill.
Creating the human race in his own image. God inscribed in the humanity of man and woman the vocation, and thus the capacity and responsibility, of love and communion. Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created.
It especially concerns affectivity, the capacity to love and to procreate, and in a more general way the aptitude for forming bonds of communion with others.
Physical, moral, and spiritual difference and complementarity are oriented toward the goods of marriage and the flourishing of family life. The harmony of the couple and of society depends in part on the way in which the complementarity, needs, and mutual support between the sexes are lived out.
The union of man and woman in marriage is a way of imitating in the flesh the Creator's generosity and fecundity: In the Sermon on the Mount, he interprets God's plan strictly: Sexuality, in which man's belonging to the bodily and biological world is expressed, becomes personal and truly human when it is integrated into the relationship of one person to another, in the complete and lifelong mutual gift of a man and a woman.
The virtue of chastity therefore involves the integrity of the person and the integrality of the gift. The integrity of the person The sixth commandment chaste person maintains the integrity of the powers of life and love placed in him.
This integrity ensures the unity of the person; it is opposed to any behavior that would impair it. It tolerates neither a double life nor duplicity in speech. The alternative is clear: Man gains such dignity when, ridding himself of all slavery to the passions, he presses forward to his goal by freely choosing what is good and, by his diligence and skill, effectively secures for himself the means suited to this end.
One can never consider it acquired once and for all. It presupposes renewed effort at all stages of life. It is also a gift from God, a grace, a fruit of spiritual effort.
Under its influence, chastity appears as a school of the gift of the person. Self-mastery is ordered to the gift of self. Chastity leads him who practices it to become a witness to his neighbor of God's fidelity and loving kindness. It shows the disciple how to follow and imitate him who has chosen us as his friends, who has given himself totally to us and allows us to participate in his divine estate.
Chastity is a promise of immortality. Chastity is expressed notably in friendship with one's neighbor. Whether it develops between persons of the same or opposite sex, friendship represents a great good for all. It leads to spiritual communion.
The various forms of chastity All the baptized are called to chastity. The Christian has "put on Christ," the model for all chastity. All Christ's faithful are called to lead a chaste life in keeping with their particular states of life. At the moment of his Baptism, the Christian is pledged to lead his affective life in chastity.
Some profess virginity or consecrated celibacy which enables them to give themselves to God alone with an undivided heart in a remarkable manner. Others live in the way prescribed for all by the moral law, whether they are married or single. There are three forms of the virtue of chastity: We do not praise any one of them to the exclusion of the others.
This is what makes for the richness of the discipline of the Church.
They should see in this time of testing a discovery of mutual respect, an apprenticeship in fidelity, and the hope of receiving one another from God. They should reserve for marriage the expressions of affection that belong to married love. They will help each other grow in chastity. Offenses against chastity Lust is disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasure.
Sexual pleasure is morally disordered when sought for itself, isolated from its procreative and unitive purposes.Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. The Sixth Commandment Read Ratings & Reviews · Shop Our Huge Selection · Explore Amazon Devices.
Christ condemns even adultery of mere desire. The sixth commandment and the New Testament forbid adultery absolutely.
The prophets denounce the gravity of adultery; they see it as an image of the sin of idolatry. Adultery is an injustice. He who commits adultery fails in his commitment. In the commandment, Thou shalt do no murder,' all sins are forbidden which lead to it, and are the occasions of it: As, (1) Unadvised anger.
Anger boils in the veins, and often produces murder. Christ condemns even adultery of mere desire. The sixth commandment and the New Testament forbid adultery absolutely.
The prophets denounce the gravity of adultery; they see it as an image of the sin of idolatry. Adultery is an injustice. He who commits adultery fails in his commitment.
Thou shalt not commit adultery! T he very fact that there is another Commandment which reads: “Do not let thyself lust after thy neighbor’s wife!” shows how little this Sixth Commandment corresponds in meaning to what the earthly law decrees about it.
The spiritual intent of the Sixth Commandment Jesus Christ expounded on the Sixth Commandment to emphasize its spiritual intent.
He told us not to become angry without a cause or to allow anger to cause us to do violence or even abuse another person verbally.