No Judgments, Just Jesus

Ordinary Time 17 – Coulda Woulda Shoulda (Exodus 20:1-17)

There is a great difference between what we can do, will do, and should do. What we “can” do reveals our freedom to choose between either good or bad options. What we “will” do expresses our ability to volitionally make decisions for ourselves. What we “should” do stems from an entirely different foundation – it has to do with an ethical guideline or imperative that transcends us and calls us to do what is morally right, true, beautiful, or good. At the heart of all ten commandments is the idea of what we “should” do – the obligations we have toward God and to our neighbor. In this brief overview of the ten commandments we consider how this “should” should impact our “could” and “would”.

Opening Hymn: O God, Our Help in Ages Past
Closing Doxology: Glory Be to the Father