Vatican City, Nov 28, 2018 / 04:42 am
By reflecting on the Ten Commandments, Christians can examine their hearts to see where disordered attachments and desires have made them in need of Christ's healing, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
"The Decalogue is [Christ's] 'x-ray,' it is described as a photographic negative that lets his face appear – as in the Holy Shroud [of Turin]."
"Here is what the Decalogue is for us Christians: to contemplate Christ in order to open us to receive his heart, to receive his desires, to receive his Holy Spirit," the pope said Nov. 28.
At the final general audience of the Church's liturgical year, which begins its "new year," on the first Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis concluded his year-long teachings on the Ten Commandments. With the start of the Advent season, he will begin a new topic of catechesis.