Rebellion and awareness of duty - 25 words to speak an ethical language

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reading St. John Paul II's writings.
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Rebellion and awareness of duty

Duty
When reason and experience set themselves up as an absolute principle, they lead to rebel against the Truth and Good to prefer finite, limited and ephemeral goods; then freedom itself needs to be set free.
Indeed, such rebellion sets freedom in opposition to truth manifesting the destructive dichotomy which separates faith from morality.
Freedom is responsibly enjoyed, if it is guided on grounds of duty and conscience, without coercion, to walk in the light.
The truth about moral good may be accepted by reason and judged in the conscience that assumes the responsibility for the good and evil of own acts.
As the universal truth of good or malice in an act is witnessed, the verdict of conscience remains and reminds to ask forgiveness, to practice good, and to cultivate virtue, with the grace of God.
Human acts, which are not ordered to God’s will, contradict the good of the person, who is made in His image; therefore the moral conscience must search the truth in the judgement about the possible good or evil caused by his or her actions, with lucidity and responsibility to determine and resolve the options between good and evil, grace and sin, life and death.
[following in sin is a personal act]
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