Easy Ways to Remember the Catholic Ten Commandments

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Easy Ways to Remember the Catholic Ten Commandments
Teach the 10 Commandments to children at a young age. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

The Ten Commandments are an important part of Catholicism. They give explicit directions about how God wants us to live. Use word association and finger tricks to teach them to children at a young age and to help them remember how to honour God with their words and actions.

I am the Lord your God

Easy Ways to Remember the Catholic Ten Commandments
Make God first in your life. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

One-None. The first commandment states that God is number one. You shall have no God before him or worship anyone or anything other than he.

You Shall Not Take the Name of the Lord Your God in Vain

Easy Ways to Remember the Catholic Ten Commandments
Do not blaspheme or take the Lord's name in vain. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Two-You. Remember the Second Commandment by picturing a group or a person gossiping. Just as we get offended when rumours and lies are spread about us, so does God. Do not take his name in vain.

Remember the Sabbath and Keep It Holy

Easy Ways to Remember the Catholic Ten Commandments
Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Hold three fingers up and run the finger of the opposite hand between the three fingers, tracing the letter "W." Walk with the Lord by remembering the Sabbath and keeping it holy.

Honour Your Father and Mother

Easy Ways to Remember the Catholic Ten Commandments
Honour your parents. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Put four of your fingers together and raise hand to your head, in a salute position. Honour and respect your parents through your actions and speech.

You Shall Not Kill

Easy Ways to Remember the Catholic Ten Commandments
Do not murder. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Five-Alive. Do not kill or take away the life of another person.

You Shall Not Commit Adultery

Easy Ways to Remember the Catholic Ten Commandments
Be faithful to your partner. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Six-Sex. Be faithful to your partner and do not cheat or lust after another person.

You Shall Not Steal

Easy Ways to Remember the Catholic Ten Commandments
Do not steal. (PhotoObjects.net/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Seven-eleven. Picture a masked gunman at the local 7-11 store. Do not rob.

You Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor

Easy Ways to Remember the Catholic Ten Commandments
Do not lie. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Eight-Misstate. Do not lie or falsify information by spreading rumours, gossiping or embellishing facts.

You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor's Wife

Easy Ways to Remember the Catholic Ten Commandments
Do not covet your neighbour's wife. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Nine-Oh-So-Fine. Do not lust after or desire another man's wife.

You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor's Goods

Easy Ways to Remember the Catholic Ten Commandments
Be thankful for what God has given you. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Hold up all 10 fingers. Is there anything missing? No. God has given you everything you need.

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