I came across one of the Catholic writers and author, Leila Miller, who is also a contributor to Catholic Answers Magazine Online. She states the following very significantly:
“We are responsible for seeking truth. Then, once we have found truth, we are responsible for conforming our lives to it. To the extent that we decide not to seek truth in the first place, we are accountable for that unfortunate decision”.
It is a fact that every human person has basic urge and responsibility to search for truth. Where is truth other than God, the ultimate truth! This is what Jesus declared: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
Some of the Catholics excuse themselves saying, “I believe in God; I follow my conscience. This is enough and I need not go to Church for Sunday Mass regularly”. Is it right that we skip Sunday Mass and just follow the conscience?
Our conscience is where we hear the Law of God that has been written on our hearts. Our conscience moves us to do good and avoid evil and judges whether an act is morally good or bad.
Hence, we are responsible for seeking truth. Once we find God, the ultimate truth, speaking to us in conscience, we are also responsible for conforming our likes, desires, inclinations to his laws. To the extent that we decide not to seek God and not to conform our dispositions to God’s expectations, we are accountable for that unfortunate decision.
As Catholics, let us always remember, how important it is, to give at least an hour to sanctify the Lord’s day and to participate in Holy Mass and at the Eucharistic Table of The Lord.
God bless you,
Fr. Arul Joseph V.