...Not Suggestions

A reading for Friday, October 7, 2016: Exodus 20:1-17.

Ted Koppel, the popular television journalist and host of ABC's late-night news program Nightline for years, said this in a commencement speech at Duke University many years ago...

"What Moses brought down from Mt. Sinai were not the Ten Suggestions, they are Commandments. Are, not were. The sheer brilliance of the Ten Commandments is that they codify, in a handful of words, acceptable human behavior. Not just for then or now but for all time. Language evolves, power shifts from nation to nation, messages are transmitted with the speed of light, man erases one frontier after another; and yet we and our behavior, and the Commandments which govern that behavior, remain the same."

Can't say it much better than that. Thanks Ted.


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