Divine Guidance to Joy

…. the [Ten Commandments] point out the conditions of a life freed from the slavery of sin. The [Ten Commandments are] a path of life: CCC # 2057

According to Scripture the Law is a fatherly instruction by God … CCC # 1975

“… man cannot find true happiness—toward which he aspires with all his being-other than in respect of the laws written by God in his very nature, laws which he must observe with intelligence and love.”
Humanae Vitae/Of Human Life; encyclical letter of Pope Paul VI # 31

Exodus 20:1-17

  1. I am the Lord your God; You shall not have strange Gods before me.
    You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
    Remember to keep holy the Lord’s day.
    Honor your father and mother.
    You shall not kill.
    You shall not commit adultery.
    You shall not steal.
    You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
    You shall not covet your neighbors wife.
    You shall not covet your neighbors goods.

Mt 5:1-12; Lk 6: 20-23

The teachings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount on the meaning and way to true happiness
(cf. Mt 5:1-12; Lk 6: 20-23). … CCC Glossary

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the land.
Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:3-10 CCC # 1716