Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Jordan Blevins on water as image of renewal, promise and hope on Seven Weeks for Water

You trample on the poor
and force them to give you grain.
Therefore, though you have built stone mansions,
you will not live in them;
though you have planted lush vineyards,
you will not drink their wine.
Amos 5.11
Jordan Blevins from the Eco justice team of the National Council of Churches in the USA has written the meditation on this week's Seven Weeks for Water.
There are also some great resources, including a picture of a virtual water cube and good links to worship and campaigning ideas for World Water Day which is just 10 days away.
Here's part of what Jordan says:
Water is symbolic of our relationship with God, carrying the image of renewal, promise and hope. It is through water that we are baptized into the community of the church ... We need to be careful that our vineyards aren’t watered with the water of those living in poverty around the world. The wine of the body of Christ is meant to be enjoyed by all.

So what are you doing for World Water Day?

Photo: Abraxas3d