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:
In my life I said to myself that: Okay, this is me on screen, but what they don’t see behind the screen it’s between me and my God. It’s between me and the people that is [sic] assigned to my care. And you know, that’s a promise to myself and to all my virtual followers in my social media platforms. I provide their spiritual nourishment virtually, and I hope I am leading them to the right path towards God. And I am praying that the Lord will give me enough strength to go on in this ministry, because I, myself, sometimes get tired and I acknowledge it. These are all valid human experiences that I need to face as a priest, as a young priest. I don’t want to be burned out early or retired early just because I did not take good care of myself. And yeah, I need more prayers, I need more strength coming from the Lord and I need more inspiration. But if time will come that there will be no inspiration, I am willing to accept it, if God is leading me to another path that [sic] I will be more useful according to his design.
Listen to the entire interview with Father Fiel Pareja on the Tabella Catholic App.