Over the last several weeks I’ve been producing a series of videos for YouTube. Why am I doing this?
There are a couple of reasons. First, YouTube continues to be a huge platform to reach a wide range of people who would not tune in to the blog of a Catholic priest. Second, more and more of our communications are done through the screen. It’s a reality. A few people read books. Lots of people listen to podcasts. A huge number of people can read but don’t. They watch the screen.
However, just the fact that they do not sit down to read a book with lots of words, footnotes, bibliographies, indexes and arcane references doesn’t mean they are stupid or uneducated. They are curious, intelligent and want to learn, but many do not have the educational background or the self discipline to sit and read. Watching is easier.