Is the Holy Spirit your conscience?

I have had the opportunity to be a part of a game show with the confirmation class at Resurrection. One of the things that I discovered as a part of this time together was that the Holy Spirit was likened to Jiminy Cricket, who in turn has been understood as a symbol of one’s conscience.

I think that understanding the Holy Spirit as a guiding presence in one’s life may be a helpful way of understanding this person of the Trinity. However, I do caution against this being the only explanation that is used when thinking about the third person of the Trinity.

This question came out of a young adult small group taster last Sunday morning in which I taught about the question “What is the Trinity?”