The Gospel today related the beheading of John the Baptist. (Matt. 14: 1-12) Fr. Kevin said “What a waste that John’s life was cut so short over something so frivolous.” Father continued that John went to heaven and where do you think Herodias et al, went? Those of this world will never understand why religious give up their secular life to become a monk, a nun, etc.
This life is not forever. All is passing; only God abides.
* Picture from Wikipedia Common License Images. This picture is by Caravaggio.