Jesus tells us today that we must value eternal life above all else. He asks a very pertinent question, what will a man gain if he wins the whole world and lose his soul?
How often we make worldly things more important than the things of God. We make so many little compromises in our lives. "this will do no harm, sure I'm only human." We make so many excuses for our behaviour.
And once again, Jesus warns us of the judgement. Its amazing when you start to look, how often Jesus tells us that everyone of us shall give an account of his life. And yet we never listen!