Beatitude: meaning 'blessed' or 'happy'.
The beatitudes are a set of teachings by Jesus that appear in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. They were told in the Sermon on the Mount, a collection of Jesus' teachings recorded in Mathhew's Gospel.
The church teaches that human beings were created to seek happiness and the greatest happiness, is happiness with God, the ultimate Beautitude.
Jesus' teachings in the Beatitudes point the way for followers of Christ to enternal happiness. They help Christians work out how to achieve happiness.
The 10 Commandments
The bible records that the 10 Commandments were reveled to Moses on Mount Sinai. They are believed to be the word of God and were seen to be part of the Covenant, or agreement between God and man.
The 10 Commandments are understood to be rules. The Catholic Church teaches that they are liberating laws which can free people from the slavery of sin.
The first 3 Commandments explore how Christians show a love of God while the rest reflect the law to love your neighbour. The Catholic Church teaches that each of the Commandments can be applied in different aspects of a Christian life.
Each of the 10 Commandments expresses love in some way.
Jesus summerised the 10 commandments as loving God and loving your neighbour.