Written on: March 7, 2015
During Lent we take time to ponder, study, celebrate and protect water, a natural resource in severe ecological crisis.
From the SSND Lenten Reflection Booklet:
“The dangers we are creating for water around the globe threaten all of life. At the same time we are eliminating one of the richest sources of God’s revelation – a source which Christians recognize in special ways with the culmination of Lent in the sacred mysteries of the Easter Triduum.”
We hope during this sacred season which culminates in the blessing of the waters of redemption, you will take time to reflect on our use and abuse of this precious resource.
“To ‘give up’ something for Lent is not an option for most people in the world.
Today our world suffers from water pollution and scarcity of potable water.
By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world’s population could live under water stress conditions.”