Thanks be to God, our conscience not only gives us ears to hear him, but pain in our souls to feel what wrongs we have done. It is our innate judicial system. It threatens, punishes, rewards us for submitting to it, and keeps it all under its dominion.
We have become our own peacemaker in the soul, and tranquilized the rage that built up inside and subdued our passion that it may not rise above our reasoning. The same feeling that keeps civilization civil has given our souls an avenue of escape from sleepless nights into days filled with a liberated joy and a newly found freedom that our spirits have longed for.