2) Share with your candidate/sponsor your favorite Scripture story from the Old or New Testament. Explain why the story has special meaning to you.
3) Discuss with your candidate/sponsor the importance of God's Word in your life. Share an experience of how the Scriptures have influenced your way of living.
Decision making is central to everything we do. Each day you can choose to make good decisions, or you can choose to make bad decisions. Whichever choice you make, be it good or bad, it is proof that you are free, and free will is one of God's greatest gifts to humanity. To guide you in the use of this incredibly powerful gift, God has also given you reason and conscience. Reason is the capacity for logical, rational, and analytic thought. Conscience is the inner voice that encourages you to do good and avoid evil. God speaks to us through our conscience (CCC 1776-1779). Describe a time when you ignored your conscience and regretted it later. Describe a time when you listened to your conscience and followed it, even though it was difficult.
Discovering God's beautiful plan for your life is essential to your happiness - and should be your highest priority. How do you find out God's plan for your life? You spend time with Him in prayer (and sometimes, that means being completely silent and just listening).
St. John Paul II once said, "Prayer gives us strength for great ideals, for keeping up our faith, charity, purity, generosity; prayer gives us strength to rise up from indifference and guilt, if we have had the misfortune to give in to temptation and weakness. Prayer gives us light by which to see and to judge from God's perspective and from eternity. That is why you must not give up on praying!"