At the centre of the universe, lies the origin of the three physical dimensions; namely, length, time and mass. From the perspective of this origin, our life-time has no significant value (In comparison to the dynamic nature of the universe).
Yet, we have only this life to feel all happiness, joy, pain, anger and sorrow. Religion helps maintain the sanctity of time. Knowing what is right and what is wrong, is imperative to avoiding chaos. Distances we have to travel on our own. Mass accumulates as a function of distance and time, by the theory of relativity.