As a Christian I am bound to follow my conscience, my inner guide to doing good and to avoiding evil. Every Evening, as the day winds down, I spend about ten minutes at the beginning of "Night Prayer" to review my day by examining my conscience. The guide that I have found most helpful lately is called "An Examen." I like this way of reflecting on my day because it is balanced. It helps me see both the times I practiced virtue as well as the times I sinned. This is in contrast to other examinations I have used which emphasize only the sinful acts. Noticing God's goodness and appreciating his providence is another outcome that has helped me. I feel a strong impulse to give God glory and praise as a result. Read more here .
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