“When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered, I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you. Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you. But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.”
I look around me and I see all these people chasing the wind. They run around in circles, preening and bickering. They climb over each other to the top of it all, and wonder why they still feel so empty on the inside. They build their lives upon passing sands, and they wonder why it all shifts and collapses at a mere puff of the wind. So frantic. So restless. So meaningless.
But as for me, I will choose the better part. What does it matter if I gain the whole world and lose my soul? I will have enough wisdom to build my life around what matters in the light of eternity.
It is complete foolishness otherwise.