“We are not just passive receivers. Tayo rin ay taga-pagbalita at taga-pagbahagi ng balita”.
In his homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord and the Catholic church’s celebration of the 55th World Communications Day, Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo, Apostolic Administrator of Manila has recognized the role of social communications in propagating the word of the Lord.
“Dahil sa advances in technology mas lumalawak ang naaabot ng means of communication ngayon. Napalawak ito ng mass communication, tulad ng Radio, TV, at mga pahayagan. Mas lalong napalawak ng social media,” Bishop Pabillo said.
With the advancement in technology, the Bishop has urged the faithful especially the Catholic communicators to not just become passive receivers of the news. He asked them to become bearers and sharers of the good news of the Lord.
“Sana makita natin na hindi lang tayo taga-tanggap ng balita. We are not just passive receivers. Tayo rin ay taga-pagbalita at taga-pagbahagi ng balita. Sana magandang balita ang binibigay natin,” he said.
“Maging maingat tayo na hindi tayo magpapalawak ng masamang balita at ng maling balita,” he added.
The Bishop has also stated three things that a faithful should be on guard while spreading the word of God.
“First, let us not just be passive recipients. Huwag lang tayo manood o magbasa. Use the social media also to connect and to give,” Bishop Pabillo said.
“Second, let us choose well what we receive. Huwag natin lasunin ang ating isip at damdamin ng mga mali, ng mga mahalay at ng mga masamang mensahe,” he said.
“At pangatlo, gamitin din natin ang social media upang magbahagi at magpalawak ng Magandang Balita. We can be missionaries by our finger tips,” he added. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)