The present form of the world passes away,
and there remains only the joy of having used this world to establish God’s rule here.
All pomp, all triumphs, all selfish capitalism,
all the false successes of life will pass with the world’s form.
All of that passes away.
What does not pass away is love.
When one has turned money, property, work in one’s calling
into service of others, then the joy of sharing
and the feeling that all are one’s family does not pass away.
In the evening of life you will be judged on love.
Archbishop Oscar Romero
January 21, 1979