|Painting by Wendela Verstoep: Prophetic Heart|
Recently I was reading something in Ademruimte, the new book by friend and christian psychologist Matthijs Goedegebuure. Just a few random sentences that made me think, I like to share 'm here...
"When something dramatic, something with great impact, happens in our life, we all have a first automatic response. A habit, a way of reacting. I have asked myself today: 'What is my first automatic reaction? What is my first action? Or, what is my first thought?'
My first thought often is: 'What is the best thing to do now?', 'What is honest?' or 'What is wise?' I have a tendency to immediately search for the best solution. But the more I advance in life and years, the more I discover that not the best solution, but love is the most important thing. I hope to reach a point in life where my first reaction will be: 'what now is love?'
Love for God and people sometimes takes me on a different route than my so called wisdom or my idea of what the best solution should be. Love is not always logical and sometimes not even fair. Love enables me to even accept stupidity or dishonesty. Love is the greatest force in life."
But the greatest of these is love
1 Corinthians 13:13