March 12.  Marisa shared in her family group.  “I read a post on facebook that someone discovered that the river Nile did originate in South Africa. The town Nylstroom, now called Modimolle, in Limpopo is built alongside the river and the Egyptian government is going to build a big resort there especially for Egyptian tourists.” “You lie,” “Nonsense,” “Can’t be. Why would Egyptians want to come here?” “Ha, ha, caught you, April Fools!” she laughed, and continued, “I know not everyone enjoys being made fun of or believes April Fool is OK.  But the issue around water delivery is no joke is it. Let’s think just how precious water is and has been throughout the ages. Is it not a miracle? But how we all, rich and poor, waste and pollute this precious resource is a sin.”     

Reflect, share. Scripture: Read the relevant scripture passages about water and its healing properties.  On the banks on both sides of the river there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Eze 47: 8-9. Pope Francis: Fresh drinking water is an issue of primary importance, since it is indispensable for human life and for supporting terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.  LS 28.  Access to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right, Our world has a great social debt towards the poor who lack access to drinking water, because they are denied the right to a life consistent with their inalienable dignity.  LS 30. LSAP 2.  The cry of the poor.    Pray a Lenten prayer. All-powerful God, pour out upon us the living water of your love that we may protect and sustain all life and beauty. Choose an appropriate Lenten water-related activity action.