In the reading for Sunday, the people were told that keeping the commandments would save them (Sir 15:15). In a similar reading in Deuteronomy (Det. 30:15-20), Moses told his people the same thing. Told repeatedly, it seems the early people had a hard time remembering how to live! Maybe they couldn’t remember everything in the list. Maybe we can’t. Jesus made things easier. In Matthew 22:37-39, we’re told to love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves. If you look at the commandments, you’ll see that doing what they tell us to do or not doing what they tell us not to do is really all about love. If we love God and our neighbors as ourselves, we will automatically be following the list of 10!