Drinking water. Around the world major fresh-water rivers are under threat from the salt content of rising sea levels, and natural underground reservoirs are being steadily depleted.
This week the news is that even in England’s green and pleasant land groundwater is being extracted at an unsustainable pace, and that a water crisis will hit its shores within 20 years. It seems impossible, unthinkable even, bearing in mind how much rainfall we have in the British Isles. The UK’s reputation as the umbrella nation might drizzle out!
Most religions see water as a gift from God. In fact, it is valued so much in the Christian tradition that it’s linked to eternal life. Drink the waters of Jesus and of his teachings and you’ll live forever, is the thought. He is the fountain of living waters.
Whatever our view, there’s no doubt that we need water. Fresh, vibrant, life-sustaining water.
Let’s value it and use it wisely.
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