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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Water Problem

Here is another quote to reflect on from "Laudato Si":

28. Fresh drinking water is an issue of primary importance, since it is indispensable for human life and for supporting terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Sources of fresh water are necessary for health care, agriculture and industry. Water supplies used to be relatively constant, but now in many places demand exceeds the sustainable supply, with dramatic consequences in the short and long term. Large cities dependent on significant supplies of water have experienced periods of shortage, and at critical moments these have not always been administered with sufficient oversight and impartiality. Water poverty especially affects Africa where large sectors of the population have no access to safe drinking water or experience droughts which impede agricultural production. Some countries have areas rich in water while others endure drastic scarcity.

It is the poor of this world who suffer most from lack of water and we waste it!

I came home yesterday through flooded streets in a heavy rain; then we have had so much in the Carolinas that caused loss of life and homes and great hardship. Water comes to us in many ways. I pray for all those who have been suffering from the flooding; and I also pray for all those who are suffering from lack of water.
Let us thank for this precious gift.

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