Start The Development In Your Child’s Heart
Webster’s Dictionary defines conscience as, “the sense or consciousness of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of one’s own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good.” The development of a consistent value system is the foundation for our decisions, for our sensitivity to what is right and what is wrong and for the feelings of those around us. The media has recently been barraging us with stories that show us why the development of a conscience is imperative. It seems scary that many of the children today are growing up with out a moral code. Simple things like cheating in school isn’t seen as wrong, to things like online bullying and even more horrific things like school shootings are all evidences of where are society is at.
Chuck Colson states, ““Most people believe the conscience is regulated by feelings. But it must be informed by objective moral truth. Our conscience needs to be trained, and failing to do so results in dire consequences. To see the cost open today’s newspapers.”
Those of us who have raise toddlers know that a conscience is not something that we are born with; it is something that is developed and nurtured. Check back this week for more on the training process.
Listen to today’s podcast for more insight on this topic.