LOVING OUR FAMILY
THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT
St. Paul challenges us to live the
values that will strengthen our
family and transform it into one
like the Holy Family.
...
FAMILY RELATIONSHIP
Children, obey your parents (in the
Lord), for this is right. “Honor your father
and mother.” This is ...
FAMILY
TECHNOLOGY
COMFORT
EASE
ENTERTAINMENT
ALIENATION
(misuse of these products)
COMPUTERS MOBILE PHONES MP3 PLAYERS TEL...
God’s Original Design for Families
• Bible (Old Testament)
• Fourth Commandment
“Honor your father and mother, that you
ma...
What does this mean?
• Obligation of children to their parents when
they become old, sick and helpless.
• Makes us value h...
St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians
• Affirms the Fourth Commandment
• Emphasize filial respect for parents by adults
and c...
To honor our parents entails:
• Proper gratitude
• Affection
• Respect
• Obedience
• Care
- These values are best exemplif...
Positive effects of obeying the Fourth
Commandment
• Affirms the Filipinos’ recognition of children as
a gift from God, as...
Positive impact on the Christian
community
• As each Christian family is strengthened by
this commandment, the Church also...
The Result of Fourth Commandment
Our adherence to the Fourth Commandment
will help us to transform our families and make
i...
Parents are instruments of
God, acting as God’s free-
loving agents in bringing to
birth a new human life.
Honor, love and...
ONLY SELFLESS LOVE
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Loving our family

  1. 1. LOVING OUR FAMILY THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT
  2. 2. St. Paul challenges us to live the values that will strengthen our family and transform it into one like the Holy Family. Let us read the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians.
  3. 3. FAMILY RELATIONSHIP 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 go well with you and that you may have a long life on earth. Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up with the training and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:1-4
  4. 4. FAMILY TECHNOLOGY COMFORT EASE ENTERTAINMENT ALIENATION (misuse of these products) COMPUTERS MOBILE PHONES MP3 PLAYERS TELEVISION MEDIA RESPECT OBEDIENCE FAMILY TOGETHERNESS Weaken traditional family values
  5. 5. God’s Original Design for Families • Bible (Old Testament) • Fourth Commandment “Honor your father and mother, that you may have a long life in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.” • Words of Sirach (Sirach 3:12)
  6. 6. What does this mean? • Obligation of children to their parents when they become old, sick and helpless. • Makes us value human persons but because of their inherent worth. • Our parents deserve our love and respect even if they are no longer able to provide for us. • To give equal respect to our parents
  7. 7. St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians • Affirms the Fourth Commandment • Emphasize filial respect for parents by adults and children • Parental respect and responsibility for children – When still young: physical, emotional, and spiritual – When they grow to maturity: autonomy and independence
  8. 8. To honor our parents entails: • Proper gratitude • Affection • Respect • Obedience • Care - These values are best exemplified by Jesus when He lived with Mary and Joseph.
  9. 9. Positive effects of obeying the Fourth Commandment • Affirms the Filipinos’ recognition of children as a gift from God, as fruit of love not only between parents but also between them and God • Affirms the covenant relationship between the parents and their children and between family and God
  10. 10. Positive impact on the Christian community • As each Christian family is strengthened by this commandment, the Church also becomes stronger – Christian family is the domestic Church, the first school of discipleship where children, by the grace received in Baptism are made sons and daughters of God and taught to become faithful followers of Christ
  11. 11. The Result of Fourth Commandment Our adherence to the Fourth Commandment will help us to transform our families and make it like the Holy Family. Our prayers as a family and our worship in the Eucharist will help keep the love in our families alive.
  12. 12. Parents are instruments of God, acting as God’s free- loving agents in bringing to birth a new human life. Honor, love and respect must be given to them.
  13. 13. ONLY SELFLESS LOVE

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