Feelings are, with a few exceptions, good servants. But they are terrible masters. (Dallas Willard, writer)
Nearly 50 years ago, the popular song You Light Up My Life assured us that “It can’t be wrong when it feels so right.” That pretty well expresses the reasoning of so many people a half-century later. TV scripts tell us to “follow your heart,” but that’s a very dangerous philosophy, as Willard wrote. We need to exercise our brains, thinking carefully before acting on feelings.
Wise people think before they act. (Proverbs 13:16)