Conscience. Ubuntu Family Thought 12 April

April 12th.  Sophie was a nurse and worked in a public hospital.  She shared a real concern. “I wonder what would happen if I refused to do some procedures that are against my religion.  If I say, ‘I must obey God rather than men, will I lose my job?  I know of some nurses that got fired and then it’s not easy to get another post, and what about one’s children.” “It is a real dilemma in some professions, I know,”  Mrs Adams said.  “But somehow we pray for courage to obey our conscience because after all we’re answerable to God in the end.”

Peter and the apostles said to the council. “We must obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised Jesus whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him. We are witnesses of these things.  From Acts 5:27-33. 

Pope Francis:  The faithful often respond as best they can to the Gospel amid their limitations.  We have been called to form consciences not to replace them.  AL 37

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