When we say the times are worldly, we mean that people are always thinking of and loving things they see—things seen, things temporal, things that profit them here and are not much set by in heaven. These are times when people think of riches, honor, power, happiness, and mirth; of life and health and good spirits; of elegance and comfort; of beauty, love and prosperity; of eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage. There are times when people do not think of death, of judgment, of baptism, of Bibles, of churches, of communion, of constant prayer, of fasting and watching, of self-denial and hard penance.
Worldly times are times when all the world, but a few, seem to have agreed with each other to forget all these things, and to say nothing about them—not to take the trouble to deny them, but simply to forget them. This is worldliness.