"We live only in our life"
For we live only in our life,
but after death our name will not be such.
This sentence is not found in every manuscript nor every translation (although it is in the Vulgate).
nam nos vita vivimus
tantum post mortem autem non erit tale nomen nostrum
Taken in full context, this verse speaks bluntly of the finitude of our earthly life.
It is a reminder that we need to use well NOW – right now – whatever life God has given us on this earth.
On this one life – and most importantly, on the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – eternity depends.