Nov 25, 2012

We Prefer Jesus to Everything and Everyone

Pillar Focus The Commandments: "You shall not covet your neighbor's possessions"

To "covet" something means to desire it wrongly. For example, we might feel jealous when someone has something that we wish we had (i.e. better car, better job, better house, more talent, more acceptance ...). Part of the problem, as the Catechism states, is that we are attached to these worldly riches. In order to inherit the Kingdom of God we must learn to break from these attachments. We place Jesus above everything and everyone. Our greatest desire is to see God, the source of our true and eternal happiness.

For the Compendium of the Catechism see #531-533

For the "In Brief" section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, click here.

For the complete article in the Catechism, begin here.