May's Teaching Moment

Many Catholics are in the habit of saying or writing,  "Oh, my God," or its abbreviation, OMG. This violates the Second Commandment which states, “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.” This is based on Chapter 20, verse 7 of the Book of Exodus where God commanded, "You shall not invoke the name of the LORD, your God, in vain. For the LORD will not leave unpunished anyone who invokes His name in vain."

“In vain” means emptiness or without purpose. His name deserves reverence which is the chief purpose of the Second Commandment. Those who love God will avoid any careless, irreverent, or unnecessary use of His holy name. The careless use of God’s name denotes a lack of reverence for Him.

As the Catechism teaches us, reverence for the name of God is an expression of the respect owed to God Himself. Because the proper use of God’s name is so uplifting, we can easily discern how wicked the misuse of God’s name is.

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