We are to sanctify the name of God, showing its greatness and depth, through our words and daily actions. We are never to use or exploit it.
Pope Francis encouraged Arabic-speaking Christians, especially those from the Holy Land, Jordan, and the Middle East, to do so during today’s General Audience of Wednesday, August 22, 2018.
After continuing his catecheses on the Commandments, the Pope stressed: “This Commandment refers to the importance of sanctifying the name of God and not using it in vain.”
“It is a commandment that teaches us to pronounce the name of God only to glorify and adore it, and never to use or exploit it; it calls us to show, through our actions and words, the greatness and the profoundness of the Holy Name with which we have been called,” he said.
Pope Francis concluded, saying: “May the Lord bless you all and protect you from evil!”