That is when these words from Colossians are a welcome relief - "set your mind upon the things that are above, not on things that are on earth"(Colossians 3:2). Now typically this might sound like a cop-out. When we say that as Christians we are not to be impacted by what is going on in this world because our eyes are set on heaven.
That's just laziness in my opinion.
Rather, what this passage is encouraging is that in the days and years when humanity seems to be falling apart (as in NOW), we reset our vision and mindset to what is of God. It's a way of recalibrating ourselves to who we are, and what we are asked to live, rather than being sucked into the despair of what humanity is experiencing. Our purpose is to live into the vision of who God designed humanity to be. In short, it's a mindset shift. In shifting our mindset, our actions follow. So we are not just sitting around thinking about heaven: our purpose is to allow God's vision of a renewed and restored creation to become real through our discipleship.
So what would it look like if we started to put to death whatever in us is "earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire and greed. How would our lives change if we were rid of "anger, wrath, malice, slander and abusive language." We are told that in doing this we will be "renewed in knowledge according to the image of its creator" and we will no longer see color, nationality or status.
Wouldn't that be a great mindset?
Wouldn't that be an earth that was good?