Conscience and Choices
We have to make choices all the time. Some of those choices are trivial and straightforward. But even some of the simplest-looking choices can lead to consequences we cannot foresee. So how should we go about making life’s choices? What do we need in order to make good choices?
“Moral conscience, present at the heart of the person, enjoins him or her at the appropriate moment to do good and to avoid evil. It also judges particular choices, approving those that are good and denouncing those that are evil. It bears witness to the authority of truth in reference to the supreme Good to which the human person is drawn, and it welcomes the commandments. When they listen to their conscience, those who are wise can hear God speaking.”Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section 1777
In your group chat about your own experience of conscience. Can you think of a time when ‘feeling guilty’ led you to doing the right thing?
Do you sense that God is always watching you and wanting to guide you? Does that seem like a good thing?
The Importance of Wisdom
“It is the Lord who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding. He provides help and protection for those who are righteous and honest. He protects those who treat others fairly, and guards those who are devoted to him.” [ Proverbs 2:6-8 ]