Access to water is a life-and-death issue for many of us and our neighbors in the U.S. and around the world. Water, a powerful symbol of God’s presence and promise in the created world, is bound up with so much of who we are-where we live, how we live and, tragically, whether we live.
When available sufficiently, equitably and safely, it can mean life-and new life-for generations to come. Our baptismal call “to strive for justice and peace in all the earth” is both symbolized and realized in our relationship to the very resource that marks us for this vocation. We do our part in this work, trusting in God’s promise of a time when hunger–and thirst-will be no more.
This message is excerpted from “Water & life abundant” by Ryan P. Cumming in the January/February 2019 issue of Gather magazine.Today we remember Erik, King of Sweden, martyr, who died in 1160.
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