Here's an exercise.
Walk outside tonight. Pick a star. Estimate how big it is. Think about the number of miles away it is. Think about how long it would take you to get there (even traveling the speed of light).
Does it blow your mind? The distance? The time?
Eternity is longer than that.
And yet I (we?) want to live only for the "right now?" Life is so short.
Yes, the right now matters. Kids need hugs. Spouses need help. Homework needs doing. Laundry needs folding. Bills need paying.
In short, soccer practice happens.
But there's a star out there. And it's a long way away. And eternity is longer than that. And it's worth my best. And it's the best investment.
But that's just me thinking thoughts...