I Believe that Everyone Should Have Access to Clean Water


During Lent we will periodically highlight passages from the 2015 Lenten Meditation booklet. This one is from Dr. Daniella Flamenco Gómez, the Director of the Integrated Health Program of the Episcopal Church in El Salvador.  


Drought caused by climate change affects millions. Ten percent of the world's population lacks drinking water. At a time when pollution and deforestation are unleashing droughts and floods on our planet, we use technology for non-vital purposes such as video games and other high-tech toys. We live in an individualistic society that leads us to be selfish.

Giving someone a glass of water may seem like a simple act, but in reality, it is not easy to share our possessions—even though they are not really ours to begin with. We have forgotten that God created the oceans and the earth for every creature. 

Sometimes we deny the thirsty a glass of water. God will reward those good people who give water to people in need, such as the migrant children who are fleeing violence in Central America and struggling to survive. 

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Dr. Daniella Flamenco is the Director of the Integrated Health Program of the Episcopal Church in El Salvador. Learn more about her work here:




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