If you lose the internal awareness of what is right and what is wrong, it’s very difficult to keep your conscience clean. The guilt builds up. Guilt is like the pain of a toothache. The pain is not the problem, but alerts you to the problem of the tooth. Guilt is not the culprit any more than the pain of the tooth is. To address the pain and not the tooth doesn’t really help. Fix the tooth and the pain goes away. The guilt-burdened soul cries out for proper attention, which brings justice and peace. This is why the soul of a man cannot rest until his conscience has been satisfied by a payment. Like a prosecuting attorney, the conscience will not drop its case until it is sure that justice has been done.