Wording of this Handout:
Every human being has a most amazing thing inside them!
As far as we know this thing is totally invisible, yet it makes it's presence known very clearly whenever people have a moral choice to make. It is so sensitive it can tell people the difference between right and wrong, down to things as small as paper clips, and without actually speaking it tell people what is the best thing to do.
Yes, the conscience is truly remarkable. It guides most people in the world, and helps them to make up fair rules, and just laws.
The conscience - meaning "to know" - is also very persistent. It will nag a person for 90 years or more (!), reminding that person to forgive, or pay back, or own up, or apologize. It can also keep a person awake all night, and ruin all their fun.
The most wonderful thing in the world is a clean conscience, and the best way to get one is by confessing all our sins, and dealing with new ones as soon as they arrive. This means daily confession, and daily effort to stay right with God.
The Bible says, "I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man."