When the price of petrol and food goes up, we all get worried. When rates and taxes go up, we still get worried. When hijacking and killing go up, we get even more worried. So as long as things go up we remain worried. However, the reality is that we are all going down, underground, into our graves. How many of us are really worried about this? When prices go up, there is a possibility that it may come down again.
But when we go down, there is absolutely no possibility of us coming up again. We have just one chance, one life, to prepare for the real life to come. Let us not exhaust all our efforts in the temporary worries of this world and forget the eternal hereafter.