In today’s gospel, Jesus addresses our concern about the future, and turns our attention back to our present reality. We are concerned about projecting our income, but what about our current relationships? We worry about economic growth, but at what cost to our environment? Jesus reminds us to concern ourselves with the things that will matter in the end. Before it’s too late, we will do well to focus not on the future but on the things that matter most—our love of God, family, our neighbors, and our Mother Earth.