Today’s Gospel reminds us that Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My Commandments,” and by this I assume He meant the all in one commandment of ‘Love God, love neighbour’ which is unpacked in the 10 commandments, the 8 beatitudes and the Our Father.
Here’s a quick way to remember the 10.
The Ten Commandments split into two parts with one overlap. So we see loving God is the first three:
Worship only God and put nothing ahead of Him (that includes the false image of what you see in the mirror each morning)
Keep His Name holy (don’t misuse it in something like a vow at a babies baptism where you swear in God’s Name to bring the child up in His way and you have no intention of doing so. Also marriage vows come under this).
Keep His day holy (That is the eighth day now. The Lord’s Day)
Then there’s the overlap commandment that stands between earth and heaven.
Honour your father and mother; that is your biological or adoptive parents AND your spiritual parents.
Then comes love of neighbour.
Don’t murder people (no matter how small or sick)
Don’t commit adultery (or other sexual sins)
Don’t lie about other people (or gossip or detract)
Don’t envy your neighbours wife (and family)
Don’t envy your neighbours stuff.
There is a profound logic to the order of the commandments. I go with the numbering that keeps worship only God as one commandment and separates out wife and property at the end. I truly dislike the lumping together of wife and property. That’s truly yukky imho.
Anyway, once you get the logic, remembering them is easy.