In Christ human feelings are able to reach their consummation in charity and divine beatitude. 1770 Moral perfection consists in mans being moved to the good not by his will alone, but also by his sensitive appetite, as in the words of the psalm: My heart and flesh sing for joy to the living ~o God.~6
1771 The term passions reftrs to the affections or the feelings. By his emotions man intuits the good and suspects evil.
1772 The principal passions are love and hatred, desire and fear, joy, sadness and anger.
1773 In the passions, as movements of the sensitive appetite, there is neither moral good nor evil. But insofar as they engage reason and will, there is moral good or evil in them.
1774 Emotions andfrelings can be taken up in the virtues or perverted by the vices. 1775 The perfection of the moral good consists in mans being moved to the good not only by his will but also by his heart.
1776 Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he 1954 has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in his heart at the right moment.. . For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God. . . His conscience is mans most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths.47
1777 Moral conscience,~8 present at the heart of the person, enjoins him at the appropriate moment to do good and to avoid evil. It also judges particular choices, approving those that are good and denouncing those that are evil.49 It bears witness to the