Catechism of the Catholic Church

530 Part Three C hapter T wo “Y ou S hall L ove Y our N eighbor as Y ourself ” Jesus said to his disciples: “Love one another even as I have loved you.” 1 2196 In response to the question about the first of the command­ ments, Jesus says: “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 2 The apostle St. Paul reminds us of this: “He who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. The commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,’ and any other commandment, are summed up in this sen­ tence, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” 3 A rticle 4 THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the Lord your God gives you. 4 He was obedient to them. 5 The Lord Jesus himself recalled the force of this “command­ ment of God.” 6 The Apostle teaches: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother,’ (This is the first commandment with a promise.) ‘that it may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.’” 7 1 Jn 13:34. 2 Mk 12:29-31; cf. Deut 6:4-5; Lev 19:18; Mt 22:34-40; Lk 10:25-28. 3 Rom 13:8-10. 4 Ex 20:12; Deut 5:16. 5 Lk 2:51. 6 Mk 7:8-13. 7 Eph 6:1-3; cf. Deut 5:16. 2822