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Being "salt" and "light" to the multitudes

Jeroen Van Der Biezen

Saturday, July 27, 2013

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Watching the footage of this week, and especially the Way of the Cross yesterday and the Vigil tonight, I am reminded of the essence of our mission here at Salt and Light.  In so many ways, the world is covered in darkness and embraced by a wave of indifference, and the fault is ours. It is therefore our responsibility to be salt of the earth and light of the world:  to be a sign of contrast against the darkness by being ‘light,’ and against indifference by being  ‘salt.’  Salt and Light TV strives to be a sign of such contrast.
Looking at the Pope and his actions, and the ongoing coverage of everything he's done on our media outlets, it seems that we find our vocation as communicators even in the midst of any challenges or fatigue we may face; to be a revolutionary sign of ‘salt and light,’ and to bring this to the multitudes.
Moreover, what strikes me these days is that in all he does the Pope never points towards himself, but is continuously focused on the needs of others, and in doing so indicates that it’s not about him, but about Jesus in our neigbour. The more people he greets on his way, the more he reveals Jesus to us, and I find this very powerful…
Jeroen Van Der Biezen is Manager of Master Control at Salt and Light Television.


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