attentive to that conscience. If we ignore our conscience, it will be silenced and die.
The present generation seems to be swallowed up by what Pope Benedict XVI called the "Dictatorship of Relativism." This is very dangerous as each one decides what’s good for him according to his convenience, ignoring the good of the other.
Defending the dignity of all human life from natural conception to one’s natural death is
morally and ethically right, even if the law of the land permits evils such as abortion and euthanasia.
The new trend of legalizing so-called “gay marriage" shows how much of a breakdown there is in the ethical and moral value system of society. The unnatural can never replace the natural.
We, human beings are made in God’s image and likeness. Making time for silence allows us to maintain one’s equilibrium and sanctity. Unfortunately, wherever there’s an absence of a good value system, human beings give in to their baser instincts and fall to such depravity that even animals do not do such.
Having said so, one must be prepared to face hostility from those who do not subscribe to the moral law. After all, it takes live bodies to fight the current upstream. Dead bodies only float downstream.
I would like to end with a quote I find to be apt: “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny!”
Edwin Rodrigues of Chandigarh, India,
can be found at @ed1667 on Twitter