The renunciation of obligations toward neighbors represents a rejection of God’s absolute sovereignty.
The cooperation in evil actions invoking freedom or civil laws is never licit, nobody can be exempted from the moral responsibility and each individual “shall give an account of himself to God” (Rom 14:12).
The command “You shall not kill” establishes true freedom and responsibility, with gratitude to God for the gift of life, without arbitrary use, but carefully preserved with wisdom and loving fidelity.
Entrusting to one another, the reciprocal self-giving and acceptance of the other give strength and responsibility for the mutual self-giving as a sharing in the boundless love of Jesus Christ , who teaches how to be a responsible neighbor to someone in need, as the protection of life includes concern for the person.
Even an enemy is to be loved, praying for him and responding to his immediate needs with no expectation of repayment, so achieving harmony with the providential love of God.
The young man asks Jesus what he must do to have eternal life; feeling that his own intention is not enough, he looks for which actions conform to the authentic moral good.
Jesus reminds the young man that commandments can order his rational and free, conscious and deliberate actions, because he is responsible for them and subject to the judgment of God.