“As quickly as the pleasure of eating and drinking passes away in those
sitting at the table dining, for instance, so quickly shall pass, and
passes away the present life, with all its pleasures, joys, sorrows, and
sickness. It is like morning dew, vanishing at the appearance of the sun.
Therefore the Christian, who is called to a heavenly country, who is only a
stranger and a sojourner upon earth, ought not attach his heart to anything
earthly, but should cling to God alone, the Source of life, our
resurrection, and the Life eternal.”
St. John of Kronstadt.