This is an excerpt from the full interview on The Life of a Priest, a podcast available in the Tabella Catholic App.
Father Fiel Pareja is a priest serving in the area of Pampanga, in the north of the Philipines. He is also known for his strong presence in social media. Below is the transcript of this segment:
But realizing that all material things are gifts from the Lord and thus, can be used by God, so that you will be led to a dream that is beyond material, you know what I’m saying? It’s not bad to aspire for something that is material. Actually, God can use that. (That) is the experience of Saint Augustine, that is the experience of Saint Francis of Assisi, worldly persons, but God used their situation, so that they can go back home to the Lord. So if you have a dream, even if it is, you know, a dream that you can consider that, is well worldly. But remember this, God can use anything. God can use your dream, your shallow dream, your worldly dream, and transform it to something that is heavenly. Something that will produce the best of you according to his design.
Listen to the entire interview with Father Fiel Pareja on the Tabella Catholic App.