YOU SHALL NOT COVET
YOUR NEIGHBOR'S WIFE
This is a sort of 'internal'
dimension to 6th commandment.
God does not want only morally
good actions but morally good
hearts; not only to do good but to be
1.Modesty- Avoidance of sexually provocative action,
speech or dress.
2.Purity- It refers to 3 areas: Charity, Chastity or sexual
rectitude Love of truth and Orthodoxy of faith.
3.Humility- "I know that nothing good dwells within me,
that is, in my flesh". At the same time, together with St.
Paul, we affirm, "I can do all things in Him who
strengthens me." This acknowledgment that by
ourselves, we cannot overcome sin.
4. No Compromise- We should not compromise truth
and demand total honesty in our lives.
5.Confession- A powerful weapon against any sin.
6. Be positive- Do not wait for something and be passive
in the face of temptation. We should fight not just
defensively but offensively through fruitful activities.
7. Firm resolution- We should focus and give God
8. Love- Not fear or disgust, is the antidote to overcome
9. Devotion to the Blessed Mother- Image of holy
motherhood will combat images of impurity.
10.Good always Conquers- in the end, no evil is
victorious. Satan has been conquered definitively by
Christ's death on the cross. This is our choice.
YOU SHALL NOT COVET
Covetousness mans a
"disordered desire". This
could be desire for what we
do not really need.
Issues for Discussion:
•Capitalism- The market system where economy rests on the
valorization of capital over labor.
•Socialism- Private property has to be surrendered to the state;
capital and labor should be equally distributed among the
members of the state.
•Marxism- The rule of the proletariat; abolition of private
property and the state which becomes the vanguard of individual
rights and ownership.
•Anarchism- Total annihilation of the state and its rigid
rules/constitution; laws are considered obstacles to progress.
•Imperialism- The final stage of capitalism (Lenin). This is the
phase where all capitalists unite and form one-solid alliance of
power and national/international control, politics and economics.