The 10th commandment teaches us there will always be inequalities in the real world
This commandment of the Decalogue seeks to govern thought. We are told not to covet. Implicit in this injunction, of course, is a profound truth about life: there will always be inequalities, material and otherwise. We are not promised the idyllic and false world of equality of the Marxist materialist, but told the hard truth that there will always be someone who has more than we do in one or other respect. The commandment is directed to us all, and so each of us has to confront and accept the challenge of coping with being – or having – less than someone else.
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