Lenten Season Wk: 3: The Grace of Earth: Fresh Water

As we begin the countdown to World Water Day celebration on 22 March 2018, with the theme, “The Answer is in Nature”, our attention and our concern must be drawn to those who have no or limited access to safe water and sanitation. Estimates range from 663 million - 750 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water How privileged the rest of us are!

The United Nations has a set of seventeen aspirational "Global Goals" called the Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 6 is Clean Water and Sanitation - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030

       

For Christians, water has great significance. We believe that Jesus is "Living water'' and can quench our spiritual thirst. It is in the story of the Samaritan woman at the well who encountered Jesus, told in St John's Gospel, today's Gospel reading (Third Sunday in Lent) that we first hear this expression.This belief is beautifully expressed in the song by Suzanne Toolan rsm. We invite you to listen to it and reflect upon it.

    

Works of Mercy 6: To give Drink to the Thirsty from MercyWorld on Vimeo.

Read & Reflect: The Grace of Fresh Water                          Wk 4: Land