"To live without faith, without a heritage to defend, without battling constantly for truth, is not to live but to 'get along'; we must never just 'get along.'" - Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
And how subtly the stifling of conscience occurs. It's not an overnight thing, but starts with deceiving ourselves for some perceived advantage/pleasure in little ways and then in bigger ways until we are fully blind and stepping off a cliff.
Its loss can er so subtle that those who no longer follow it, will insist that they are being guided by it. Always enjoy your comments. Thank you Barb.