Sunday, May 22, 2011

Commandments 11 through 13

Today in his homily, Fr. Don Cullen shared his eleventh through thirteenth commandments.

He characterizes these as three things we can all practice, especially those of us who are married, to stay a little less troubled in life. Having heard him talk about these before, I immediately grabbed a pen because from the first hearing, I'd wanted to do a blog post listing them:
  • The 11th Commandment - "Thou shalt not presume anything."
  • The 12th Commandment - "Thou shalt not presume other people can read your mind."
  • The 13th Commandment - "Thou shalt not take anything personally - even if it was intended that way."
What wisdom!

I particularly needed to hear number 13 this morning. And number 12 was pretty beneficial as well.

At a class one night, he talked about the possibility of a 14th commandment. Unfortunately, I didn't get it down when he said it, and he couldn't later remember it either.



1 comment:

Mike Brown said...

Yesterday at mass, Fr. Cullen went through the 10 commandments (which were in the first reading) along with his numbers 11 through 14. Yesterday, number 14 was "Thou shalt not spend more than one makes." Great advice, yet I'm not sure that's what he originally said was his 14th commandment. We'll see if we revises it in the future!