The First Commandment is “I am the Lord your God. You shall have no other gods before me.” Each of us has a natural attraction to God, who is always seeking to pull us closer to him as a magnet attracts a piece of metal. Unfortunately, we often let a lot of other things come between us and God. We are attracted to many things that we think will bring us happiness in life. When that happens, we are unable to connect with God as we should. The First Commandment reminds us that we shouldn’t let anything get in the way of our relationship with God. We are faithful to the First Commandment when we allow God to be the center of our lives, drawing us closer to him every day. “False gods” refers to any of those things that we allow to get in the way of our relationship with God: money, material things, power, popularity, success, and so on. They cannot bring us true happiness. Only God can fulfill us. That’s why we should have no other gods other than our loving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Join me in this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis as we explore the First Commandment and our attraction to God.
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