children, duties of

The Fourth Commandment God obliges us to honor our parents. This honor embraces respect, love, and obedience. Respect consists in manifesting heartfelt esteem, outwardly, by word and deed; love, in kind feelings and kind actons toward them in return for their love and for the benefits received from them; obedience in fulfilling all their lawful commands while under their authority. Children owe the same obligations to superiors who replace their parents.

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