55. The Commandments of the Church
We are all aware of the importance of complying with the law. In sports, for example, if the rules are not abided and there is cheating, then it is impossible to play correctly. Even more serious is the respect due to the law, that when not met causes deaths and disasters, such as traffic laws. After having analyzed the Ten Commandments, you must know that the most important law is the Law of God. As Jesus told the rich young man: “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” (Matthew 19:17).
To help us comply, the Church established certain obligations for Christians, which are called the Commandments of the Church. Christ gave the Church the authority to rule the faithful, and it plays a mother role by pointing out more specifically what is the will of God, thereby helping us to get to heaven. In short, that is the mission of the Church.