2194 The institution of Sunday helps all ‘to be allowed sufficient rest and
leisure to cultivate theirfamilial, cultural, social and religious lives’ (GS 67 §

2195 Every Christian should avoid making unnecessary demands on others that would hinder them from observing the Lord’s Day.

Chapter Two

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Love one another even as I have loved you.”
2196 In response to the question about the first of the commandments, Jesus says: ‘The first is, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” The second is this, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” There is no other commandment greater than these.’2
2822 The apostle St Paul reminds us of this: ‘He who loves his neighbour has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not covet”, and any other commandment, are summed up in this sentence, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.’3

Article 4
Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the LORD your God gives you.4
He was obedient to them.5
The Lord Jesus himself recalled the force of this ‘commandment of God’.6 The Apostle teaches: ‘Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honour your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise) “that it may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.” ‘~
2197 The fourth commandment opens the second table of the Decalogue. It shows us the order of charity. God has willed that,