by Sylvester Orukpe
Conscience- The sense of right and wrong- the small, still voice that gives moral lessons and advice.
A man lacks conscience when that small, still voice is overridden by other factors.
We can be a good country if our respective consciences are in order-any moment you fail to control the workings of your moral conduct-you become open to cultivating a wrong attitude.
Conscience evokes a wide range of creativity and one of the virtues of that range is to allow you think well before embarking on whatever you want to do.
That is, it is a governing tool which teaches one the right path to a good attitude.
The success of this country lies in our collective attitude, and it will get better if our hearts are clean enough to solve the riddles within us. The weight of our dear country can be made lighter when our CONSCIENCE works well.
We can be great assets to the country when our collective responsibility is handled with a sense of integrity.
Often, we take actions without thinking deeply about them – thinking deeply gives you an opportunity to weigh the outcome your action, a time to listen to your conscience, a time to put into consideration factors that can bring change to the nation because your action has an adverse effect to your immediate environment and to the entire nation.
We have a part to play. Think of the pros and cons of any action you want to take, because sum total of our actions become the tales of the nation.
If part of the solution to the Ebola menace was hand sanitizers for every individual, not limited to the people affected and their families alone, if every single individual is solidly rooted in conscience- therefore the conscience of every individual can build a proud and strong nation.
We can build upon the strong heritage of stopping the spread of Ebola through hand sanitizers. We can be citizens driven by conscience. That is the way we can build a better country.
God bless Nigeria
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Sylvester Orukpe is the pastor of Liberty of the Saints of Christ Assembly