But let me say this dear brothers ans sisters: The time that remains is very short. So from now on, those with wives should not focus only on their marriage. Those who weep or rejoice or who buy things should not be absorbed by the weeping or their joy or their possessions. Those who use the things of the world should not be attached to them. For this world as we know it will soon pass away.
We should not attach ourselves to worldly pleasures and despair. For the Kingdom of God is not in this world. We do not belong in this world, for it is in heaven that we are truly meant to be. Never let the joys of the world overwhelm you as much that you may become conceited nor let the pains of this world to devour you as much that you may become dreadful. For in either case you are giving way to the devil to dwell within you and be part of this world that will soon pass away.