The Ten Truths of Moses

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Holy Father Dominic, pray for us!

 

The Ten Truths of Moses
 
I
All is One. (There is only one thing, One Being. Don’t settle for anything less than The One. “Have no other gods.”)
 
II
The Beloved is greater than your knowing. (Let go of your understanding of reality and simply behold it. Let go of your image of the Beloved and just love. “Have no graven image.”)
 
III
You can love God, but not use God. (God is beyond your controlling or defining. “Don’t use God’s name.”)
 
IV
Life is a gift. (Let go. Stop playing God. Even God does not play God. Be nothing, powerless and empty-handed. Let God be God. Take time to stop doing and be. “Honor the Sabbath.”)
 
V
You belong. (You receive great gifts from those who have come before you, and who surround you, and all the living beings who provide for you, simply because you are here. Show gratitude. “Honor your elders.”)
 
VI
Life is sacred. (Life itself is the presence of the Holy One. Do what gives life. Refrain from all that diminishes life. “Do not kill.”)
 
VII
The heart of life is faithful love. (God is faithful. All of life is a Covenant. Be faithful. “Don’t commit adultery.”)
 
VIII
We are all in this together. (Possession is an illusion. Resist the temptation to think of yourself as separate from others, or of others as a resource, or yourself as more deserving than they. Seek to bless others rather than to take anything from them. See to it that all have what they need. “Don’t steal.”)
 
IX
Illusion is powerful, but truthfulness is more so. (To free yourself from the power of illusion, be truthful in all things. “Don’t bear false witness.”)
 
X
You are a source, not an end point. (Relinquish possessiveness. Let go of things. Be giving instead of grasping. Share. “Don’t covet.”)


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The Ten Truths of Moses — 2 Comments

  1. Thank you Deacon Dan for your reflection.
    MS

    “So valuable to heaven is the dignity of the human soul that every member of the best human race has a guardian angel from the moment the person begins to be.”

    St. Jerome
    Doctor of the Church

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