No man safely enjoys life except the men whose conscience is clear. The wicked never have true joy nor real interior peace. They may say that they have peace and that they neither expect nor fear any harm from above. Either they are lying or they are fools.
A bad conscience is afraid and disturbed. A good conscience has peace even in time of hardship. The good man's glory lies in the testimony of good conscience. There is no freedom nor profitable joy without a clear conscience. The man with a dull conscience will find distractions and interests in many things, but he has not the abiding peace of those who live for Heaven.
Every person must have sufficient interior awareness so he can hear and follow his conscience. Conscience must be enlightened by faith so that persons and groups will turn aside from blind choices.
"Turn inward, brethren and in everything you do,
see God as your witness."