9. Have you told a lie or deceived anyone?
We tend to forget that God is holy and this means truth, justice and the social order is very important. In Moral Theology sin is often described as a ‘disordered’ state. Creation is ordered and anything that disrupts that order can be seen as a sign of rebellion against God.
10. Have you wanted something that belongs to another?
‘Covetousness’ is not a word used often in our time. It means wanting more than we need or wanting something that belongs to another person. It is a test of ‘disordered’ desire - a spiritual failure to love and fear God.