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The Ten Commandments: 5. Honour Your Father and Mother


The Fifth Commandment is critical for the maintenance of society itself.

Honour thy father and mother: Prager notes here the distinction between this and ‘love’ which, interestingly, is not required.

This is the first of the commandments that deals not with relations between humans and God, but between fellow humans.

An important watch.

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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