189. Hence, "the fourth commandment asks children... to honour their father and mother (cf. Ex 20:12). This commandment comes immediately after those dealing with God himself. Indeed, it has to do with something sacred, something divine, something at the basis of every other kind of human respect. The biblical formulation of the fourth commandment goes on to say: 'that your days may be long in the land which the Lord your God gives you'. The virtuous bond between generations in the guarantee of the future, and is the guarantee of a truly humane society. A society with children who do not honour parents is a society without honour... It is a society destined to be filled with surly and greedy young people".210
210 Catechesis (11 February 2015): L'Osservatore Romano, 12 February 2015, p.8.
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