I was at my desk at ESPN late one night, working on a story. I was listening to my music while I tried to capture the highlights of some random Padres-Pirates game. House music poured through my head phones while I crafted the story. I noticed the top comment on this random YouTube video was totally out of place for a techno song: “only what you do for Christ will last.”
It got me thinking. In a day or two, no one will care about this story. It will be lost to history. That doesn’t mean I shouldn’t work hard on it; it means I should find work that will last.
My heart was on fire. I felt a desire to do something with my life that will last.
I think of that random YouTube comment often now that I am a priest. I especially think of it every time I hear someone’s confession just before they die. The work of a priest is work that will last into eternity. Only what you do for Christ will last.
- Fr. Anthony Federico