Holy Spirit Interactive
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Inside Holy Spirit Interactive

A Complete Examination

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The 10th Commandment:

"You shall not covet your neighbor's goods." (Ex 20:17)

  1. Is my heart greedy? Do I want more, more, more, instead of a spirit of poverty where Iím content with what I have?
  2. Is my heart set more on earthly possessions than on the true treasures of heaven?
  3. Am I envious, moody or gloomy about what I donít have?
  4. Do I wish I had a bigger house, a better-paying job or a nicer anything, like those that belong to others? Because of these desires, Iíve failed to set an example of how to be content with what God has given me.
  5. Have I tried to obtain what others own through unjust means, such as stealing or using money that was needed for something else?
  6. Do I wish God had made me to be like Father Diorio or Mother Angelica or anyone else who's famous? Do I consider myself to be too much of a nobody to do what God has called me to do?
  7. Do I so strongly wish that I lived in a cheaper or warmer or more luxurious part of the country or world, Iím forgetting to appreciate where God has put me now?
  8. Have I ever wished that someone would die so I could receive his or her inheritance? Or that someone would lose his or her job so I could move into it? Or that someoneís calamity would make what he or she owns available to me?
  9. When have I refused to do good to someone who asked for it, because I thought he or she had enough help? Or when did I refuse to give money to someone, thinking he or she already had enough? Or when have I turned my back on someone because I was jealous of that person?
  10. How often have I sought consolation in the abundance of material goods? How much have I rejected God and trusted in possessions more? The reason I donít have more possessions is because God doesnít want me to have them right now, and thatís because Heís protecting me from getting into more sin. Do I dislike believing that?
  11. Do I hate myself for my sinfulness? Am I unwilling to forgive myself? Am I jealous of those who seem holier than me? In the Sacrament of Reconciliation, I will be set free. God will forget my sins.

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