What are the 7 things that Jesus came to free people from that oppressed them.
sickness, injustice, hurts, disappointments, lack of self respect, bad relationships, and hopelessness.
We are most free when..
We do good for others, keep our promises, fulfill our obligations, and when we are kind.
the most basic awareness that somethings are right and some things are wrong and we need to know the difference and act accordingly.
The things that affect the development of one's conscience
Family background and upbringing, the choices and decisions we have made in the past, our temperaments and personalities, friendships, and influence of peers.
An example of violation of our conscience.
If a person constantly lies, they will soon not know whether lying is good or bad.
2 values the church is calling our attention to
The dignity of one's conscience and the formation of your conscience
Our Conscience is
our moral dignity, our character, and it represents our honor and integrity as persons created by god.
Second, after Jesus we listen to...
the teaching authority of the Church, formally known as the magisterium from the latin meaning teacher.
Third, we listen to
our parents, teachers, family members, our pastors, and others whose goodness and wisdom we can trust.
use imagination to discover alternative course of action. Ex: cheating is not the only way-study plan, ask for extra help, study group, tudor
E- explore alternatives
Think of the effects of the proposed action Ex: spreading gossip- loose friendship, feelings hurt, lost of trust
C- consider consequences
After you... Study the issue, consult with others you trust, look to JEsus as you model, Then... you must decide
D-Decide to do right
the motive or purpose that we choose to do the act why we act a certain way, Ex: tutoring a classmate to help her succeed
includes the context within which the act is done, the who, when, where, and how of the act