When ever I hear or think ten commandments the first story that pops into my mind is of antique shopping with my mother in northern Michigan. We used to stay at a place called the Silver Fox Resort, and right across the street was a sweet little antique shop. I was looking at the jewelery and spotted a charm bracelet where each charm was one of the commandments. Except, where “Thou Shalt Not Steal” was supposed to be, was a little tag that said “Thou Shalt Not Steal has been stolen”. I giggle about that every time I think of it!!
I am not here to preach, but most of the ten commandments seem pretty common sense to me, right? I have been yelled at twice in the last 24 hours for breaking the ten commandments. I personally don’t believe I was wrong either time.
I, for the most part, do a pretty good job of not breaking the commandments. So I started to write which commandments I was good or bad at and realized it would be more fun to do this bullet style, cause I apparently am not all that great at keeping the commandments!
1-I am the Lord thy God. You shall have no other Gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol.
*Well, most of us know how I feel about this. As I like to say “God and I are not on speaking terms right now, ask me again next year.” (On a side note, do those that watch American Idol break this commandment?)
2-Do not take the name of the Lord in vain
*Hmm. I’m getting better at this one. I say Cheese and Rice, or thanks to Glee “Grilled Cheesus”.
3-Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.
*Um yah, working in a hotel does not allow me to follow this one. I do beg for every Sunday off, but I will be honest and say because it is my favorite day of the week to nap, not because I’m keeping it holy.
4-Honor your father and mother.
*I spent the better part of my teenage years doing everything I could to not follow this one. Let’s just say that my days may not be long upon the earth.
5-Thou shalt not murder.
*I think I’m doing pretty good with this one. Or do fruit flies count? And where do fruit flies come from anyway?
6-Thou shall not commit adultery.
*No problems there. Unless you count that Jenn and I have been thinking about becoming polygamists? We could take on a third wife to do all the boring household chores!!
7-Thou shalt not steal.
*Whoops. I may or may not have a problem with this one that involves crabs and Christmas tree ornaments. Let’s go with I may not.
8-Thou shalt not bear false witness against your neighbor.
*I may have given my neighbor crap recently as he is a DJ for a radio station that had Miranda Crosgrove coming in to visit yet he couldn’t get Avery in, but I don’t typically talk crap about people, unless they really deserve it.
9-Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.
*Again, no problem with this one. I often joke that I am not a homosexual, but a Jennsexual.
10-Thou shalt not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor.
*Whoops, failed again. I covet lots of things. Purses, cars, homes, vacations. I am human here people!
So I guess the moral of the story is that I don’t do all that great at the ten commandments. I shall share the stories of getting yet at for breaking them tomorrow, this post has gotten long enough!