S+L logo

The Dead Sea is Alive! - #SLPilgrimage

March 2, 2016
CharlesDeadSea
Every step of our pilgrimage in the Holy Land has left us in awe not only because of the historical and spiritual dimensions of the holy places we visit and which commemorate the life of Jesus but also because of the beauty of the landscape that surrounds us.
On March 1, 2016, after having navigated the Sea of Galilee and travelled along the Jordan River, we reached the Dead Sea, situated between Israel, Jordan and Palestine.
This lake, fed by the Jordan River, is 430 meters below sea level, the lowest point on the surface of the earth. But if this lake is well known it is mainly because we can float on the surface of the water. And it’s no accident!
It contains 275g of salt per litre of water. No fish or seaweed can survive in these conditions, hence the reason it’s been called the « Dead Sea ». Dissatisfied with simply stopping and admiring the floating swimmers, we decided to get in on the action and, paradoxically, had an invigorating experience.
--
Charles Le Bourgeois is a French producer for Salt + Light. Follow him on Twitter!
Related posts
On Pilgrimage: What is Jerusalem’s Worth?
FacebookTwitter
Last month, I had the honour of traveling on pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Israel, Palestine and Jordan)with Salt + Light TV. Being on pilgrimage, is an entirely different experience than being a touri ...read more
A Connection to My Own Generation
FacebookTwitter
Experiences in the Holy Land and an eye opening connection to my very own generation is close to the only words that can be used to describe this pilgrimage. ...read more
In this Biblical Reflection filmed at the site of the Primacy of Peter on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, speaks about the “breakfast symphony” in two movements ...read more
  In March 2016, the Salt + Light team went to the Holy Land on pilgrimage to bring you reflections from the biblical places where Jesus lived. You can watch the entire videos from the Holy Land Trip ...read more
Update: The video reflection was completed! Check it out above: Some of the Salt + Light team are in the Holy Land on pilgrimage. We are also preparing something special for you to watch in the near f ...read more