The present form of the world passes away,
and there remains only the joy
of having used this world
to establish God’s rule here.
All pomp, all triumphs, all selfish capitalism,
all the false successes of life will pass
with the world’s form.
All of that passes away.
What does not pass away is love.
When one has turned money, property,
work in one’s calling
into service of others,
then the joy of sharing and the feeling that all are one’s family
does not pass away.
In the evening of life you will be judged on love.
Source: The Violence of Love