"I am the way and the truth and the life"
Feelings ride their own rollercoaster. One day we can feel amazing, like the world is ours for the taking. The next day we can feel regret, envy, despair... And sometimes we feel nothing at all.
Sometimes people today believe that feelings are interchangeable with identity. They say that if you feel a certain way, then that is who you are and what should guide your decisions. Should feelings really define us though?
Many ways people have felt have caused great evil in the world. Hitler felt like Jews were an inferior race and proceeded to wipe them out. King Herod felt like the coming Messiah was a threat to his reign, so he murdered innocent children. Clearly there is a higher principle we should be basing our actions on.
Christ teaches us to "take up our crosses and follow him". By definition, a cross does not feel good, but we know it's the right thing. We don't always feel like being kind to our enemies, doing daily chores, visiting the sick, or even following God's calling in our lives; but we do it out of LOVE. LOVE>FEELINGS. Acting out of LOVE is the greatest thing, the hardest thing, and the most fulfilling thing; so let's take up our crosses together and pray for one another, because LOVE ALWAYS WINS.