Tygodnik Powszechny

strona do druku

August 17th, 2003
20th Sunday of Ordinary Time

"Living Father"

     Rebuild Decalogue for your own, private use.  I propose: instead of "Thou shall not kill" you put - "Be creative," instead "Thou shall not commit adultery" - "Be faithful", instead of "Thou shall not steal" - "Be honest", instead of "Thou shall not bear false witness" - "Be righteous", instead of "Thou shall not covet" - "Delight in the happiness of others."
     Don't let Decalogue become a series of restrictions for you, but instead let it be the substance of the commandment of love. All of it is supposed to make you long for that kind of life.

Fr. M.M.

     translation: Monika Darron