Witness and Judge

Picture yourself on trial.  Your the defendant.  Witnesses are being brought up and questioned before the court to testify.  Some of the testimony is in your favour… or perhaps not.  After hours of listening and consulting, the jury comes to a conclusion and pronounce their verdict.  Then the judge brings down the hammer.  What’s the outcome?  Are you deemed innocent or guilty?

This scenario is exactly what we go through every day, multiple times a day.  Our conscience puts our actions and decisions on trial all the time.  On the one hand, it bears witness to what we say and do, even when no one else is around.  On the other hand, it condones what is good and condemns what is bad, even when things happen secretly.

A healthy, guilt-free conscience grants profound internal peace and happiness, whereas a guilty, heavy conscience puts one in a state of conflict against himself, creates anxiety and stress, generates feelings of shame and fear.  The heavily burdened conscience does not leave you in peace.  It is a divine voice within you that persistently beckons you to a way of life worthy of your God-given dignity.

Living a moral life is therefore a crucial part of self-care, and one of the best anxiety management strategies.

Be a light to your world today!

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