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“Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.”

~ Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, inventor, philosopher, writer, and Catholic theologian
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The team at Salt Media has been brainstorming hard in recent times. How can we acquire more titles to serve our audiences? Our heart since the very beginning was to increase the production and consumption of wholesome entertainment. The motivation to run over thousands of hours of titles annually is to uncover good quality, wholesome entertainment for Southeast Asia. The other piece of the puzzle is to fund the acquisitions of these content.
Recently, a company of friends decided to come alongside Salt Media. We wanted to scrummage how we can increase our library of content. Further, how can we convince audiences to consume content on SMIX regularly? We concluded that those who believe in wholesome entertainment might adopt SMIX. The hope is that if more content was acquired to beef up the library, audiences might come alongside this increase in volume.
After a couple of weeks of questions and clarification, these friends decided to sponsor the acquisition of several titles. This moved my team and me tremendously. What put tears in my eyes was finding out that two of these friends gave from a place of extreme inconvenience. One of them had just shut down his business and had no immediate source of income. The other had just started in a new financial advisory firm and had little primary income. He had three young kids to provide for as well. They gave while in need, and their faith moved me deeply.
As the French mathematician Blaise Pascal said, “… wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.” I imagine that as a mathematician, Blaise Pascal would study the concept of probability. His preceding statements tell us that while we often don’t fully understand how things work, belief is a “wise wager”. In other words, our belief in God provides a high probability that good things will happen. Even if things turn out differently, we lose nothing. At its basic level, that belief in God draws us deeper into a relationship with God.
These brothers who gave while in need firmly reminded me that there are many things we can forget what we once held dear to our hearts. The reconciliation of a relationship, the healing of a family member, the return of a wayward child and many others. I am reminded that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. When faced with impossible situations, we can put on belief as a wise wager and take a step of faith. Perhaps it may be reaching out to that person for reconciliation, praying for healing, and expressing unconditional love for your child.
God is pleased by our faith. For without it, we deny that He is good and loving.