A sunrise of abandoning conscience and moral compass is a sunset of character and integrity that welcomes darkness and chaos. It’s not a great day in the morning.
Just be cause you have the right to do something doesn’t make it right to do. If we’re not careful we can proclaim our rights so loudly and proudly that we drown out our conscience. The more we free ourselves from our conscience, the greater will be our bondage to our desires.
A great nation requires citizens and a government that both have great ethics, great fairness, great kindness, and great integrity. To be great is to do what’s right even when you don’t want to–to obey your conscience above your desires and feelings. As more and more of it’s citizens begin to humbly and courageously prioritize doing what’s right instead of doing what they desire, a nation becomes great.
Saying that wrong is right doesn’t magically make it so. Trying to be unconscious of your conscience and to silence its voice, doesn’t change the truth of what your conscience says to you. If you would like to have less guilt, simply let your conscience manage your life.
As humans we have a continual choice. We can do what we desire or we can do what we ought to do. As long as our desires, feelings, and preferences matter more than doing what’s right, our lives will be a mess. Any society that teaches that right and wrong are determined by a person’s desires will go headlong into wrong.
Some people deny their wrong behavior. Others claim their wrong behavior is good. A few admit when their behavior is wrong. Teaching people that wrong is right traps them in wrongdoing. It doesn’t set them free.
No word game
Can remove our shame,
But heling comes
When we humbly
Admit our blame.