“If the focus of our lives extends no further than what we eat, drink, wear, and possess, we will never know the hope and peace that arise from entrusting ourselves to Christ. Neither will we attend to the fundamental question of the health of our souls, for all our attention will be focused on superficial and passing matters that will distract us from seeking first the Kingdom of God. That is a path that leads only to constant fear, worry, and frustration, for such things can never truly satisfy us.”
(Fr. Philip LeMasters, ‘Eastern Christian Insights’)