From Gary... What is really important, anyway?

I like this picture because it sort of puts things in perspective for me.  Why? Because in life it is so easy to get side-tracked by the things that really do not matter. So, this begs the question: What then, really matters?  Here is one answer...

Philippians, Chapter 1
 12  Now I desire to have you know, brothers, that the things which happened to me have turned  out rather to the progress of the Good News;  13 so that it became evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my bonds are in Christ;  14 and that most of the brothers in the Lord, being confident through my bonds, are more abundantly bold to speak the word of God without fear. 15 Some indeed preach Christ even out of envy and strife, and some also out of good will.  16 The former insincerely preach Christ from selfish ambition, thinking that they add affliction to my chains; 17 but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the Good News. 

 18  What does it matter? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed. I rejoice in this, yes, and will rejoice.

For the apostle Paul, the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ meant everything!!!  If that was accomplished, then his purpose in life was fulfilled.  In other words, if God's will was done, what else really matters? Nothing, absolutely nothing.