In this 8th Grade lesson, we study the 6th Commandment. We will discuss the meaning of modesty and the importance of protecting the purity of our self and our neighbor.
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God created our bodies to help us know, love, and serve Him. Our bodies are good, not bad. Because of Original Sin, bodies are sometimes used to do bad things. We need to work harder to keep our bodies as good as God created them. Goodness of the body is called purity. God wants our bodies to be pure in appearance and in action.
Pure in Appearance
It is important that we take care of our bodies. We are made in God’s image. If we don’t care for that image, it is harder for us to show God to other people. The best way to take care of our body is by being modest. Modest means: not too much, and not too little. We can be modest in many ways.
One of the easiest ways to be modest is in how we dress. Out of respect for the special purpose God gave our bodies, we should keep the private parts of our body covered.
We can also be modest in how we keep our bodies healthy. We shouldn’t eat too many unhealthy foods or drink unhealthy drinks. Getting the right amount of sleep and playtime, and keeping our bodies clean are also ways we can keep our bodies healthy.
Pure in Action
Our bodies are a gift from God. They are a gift for us, but also for others. We need to keep our actions pure for our selves, but also to help other people stay pure. We should act in ways that show respect for the human body. How can we do that? By:
People also make promises with their bodies. They do this in the Sacraments of Marriage and Holy Orders. In Marriage, a man and a woman promise each other that they will unite for the rest of their lives. In Holy Orders a man promises to unite himself to Jesus and the Church for the rest of his life. If a person breaks their promise by using their body in impure ways, this breaks the sixth Commandment.
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Maria Goretti was born on 16 October 1890 in Corinaldo, Italy. She was the third out of six children. By the time she was six, her family had become so poor that they were forced to give up their farm, move, and work for other farmers. Soon, Maria's father Luigi became very sick, and died when Maria was nine. While her brother, mother and sisters worked in the fields in order to feed and support the family, Maria would cook, sew, and keep the house clean. It ... Please purchase this lesson to continue learning.
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