Some of us are, by nature, “big picture” people, while some of us tend to focus on details and short-term issues. Saint Paul was, clearly, a “big picture” person and thus able to proceed to Jerusalem with equanimity of heart, even though the Holy Spirit had been warning [him] that imprisonment and hardship awaited [him]. He did this by focusing on the “big and infinite picture” of his ultimate destiny in Christ whom he loved so completely. Thus, he exhorts us to also keep the big picture in mind and to seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. It is all too easy for us to become so absorbed in the sufferings and trials of the moment and to lose perspective forgetting that, as Paul reminded us, the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us. Therefore, let us renew our efforts to keep our eyes on the “big picture” and, as Saint Peter encourages, to rejoice, although now for a little while [we] may have to suffer through various trials. We rejoice, for he assures us that the “big picture” is that we have an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for [us] we, who by the power of God, are safeguarded through faith, to a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the final time.