The only legacy you can leave that will last forever is how many souls you helped get to heaven.
Buildings – even those that have stood the test of time and are iconic to our faith – are temporary.
Intellectual contributions won’t be enough to keep your name on everyone’s lips for eternity. Not even if you’re Plato.
Material riches are as good as dust. Businesses and charities will eventually close. Bank accounts and treasuries will empty or become worthless.
The only thing you can do to make a permanent difference is help souls get to heaven. That’s it.
That’s all that matters.
You have 2 jobs: 1) Get to heaven, and 2) get as many souls there as you can.
Love to all,
PS – Update on Notre Dame in Paris:
1- The roof is gone, but the stone arch under the roof is still there.
2- 2 of the 3 rose windows are still in place
3- The main structure is still standing. Notre Dame did not burn down.
4- The relics and sacred objects are safe.