Life in Christ: Catechism #2153
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus explained the second commandment: "You have heard that it was said to the men of old, 'You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.' But I say to you, Do not swear at all...Let what you say be simply 'Yes' or 'No'; anything more than this comes from the evil one." Jesus teaches that every oath involves a reference to God and that God's presence and his truth must be honored in all speech. Discretion in calling upon God is allied with a respectful awareness of his presence, which all our assertions either witness to or mock.
All programming code © 2005-2014 myCatholic.com, A Division of Sacred Heart Media LLC. All Rights Reserved. myCatholic.com, "Customizable Catholic Homepage" and "My Homepage. My Way." are trademarks of Sacred Heart Media LLC. This page compiled in 0.0300 seconds.