No matter how you look at it, we all are equipped with the ability to decipher right from wrong. Each of us was born with an innate filter to guide our behavior and thoughts. We can choose to ignore the filter as many people do. The more we ignore it the wider the filter becomes and many more bad acts slip through. Each time this happens we are making a mindful, spirit- choice to act in a certain way. Over time our filter becomes corrupted.
The really bad thing is it is very difficult to mend a damaged filter without intervention. Many will live their lives damaged. Others will turn back to the very gift, The Counselor, granted to them by The Father and begin trying to put the toothpaste back into the tube.
We sit beside these persons on trains, at lunch counters, church pews, and on loveseats. People trying to put toothpaste back into their tube. Trying to repair their filter. Broken filters show themselves as lies, adultery, theft, deception, fornication, cheating, and so on. Don't believe me, look no further than watching the nightly news. Better still, look at the broken family, our prisons, our empty church parking lots.
Truth is we are all damaged. We all fall short of the Glory of God. We are sinners.
The answer remains the same. CHOICE. The choice to repair our damage or live with a broken filter.