But at the same time, we need to realize that everything in this world will eventually pass away, so we should live by faith and focus on the building from God that is eternal in the heavens. This means trusting Jesus instead of the leaders of this world. It involves working for the common good, instead of pursuing only personal success. It includes valuing what cannot be seen — honesty, integrity, sacrifice, love — instead of the things of this world that can be seen. Remember, says Paul, that “what cannot be seen is eternal” (2 Cor. 4:18). At the end of life, we will all go home, and it will not be to a tiny home or a spacious mansion. Instead, it will be to a house not made with hands. Thanks be to God! Amen.
- 2 Corinthians 4:13 - 5:1