Sacred Wet Activism
How did you celebrate World Water Day this past Sunday March 22? Did you wake with a prayer of gratitude for all things wet? As you washed your hands and sang Happy Birthday twice, did you turn off the faucet? Maybe took a shorter shower? Or thought of those millions of folks with no regular safe water?
I am more aware of Earth Day, April 22 than World Water Day March 22. But thank you United Nations for establishing World Water Day in 1993. Good resources and activism, worldwaterday.com. WASH – Water and Sanitation and Hygiene.
And thank you Unitarian Universalist churches, who taught me about World Water Day. And what they call Climate Justice Month, March 22- April 22, Water Day to Earth Day. It’s their version of Lent, a winter/spring time of what they call sacred activism, a month of reflection/penitence/limits/gratitude.
Spring into water and earth care, the UUs say, a time of reveling, reckoning, reconnecting and recommitting to climate justice.
This morning I am sad, distracted, lonely, grateful, stuck, wondering, afraid. I can get out of these feelings by saying thank you water. WASH. Blessed be water and earth.
I post these water reflections every Wednesday here and on Facebook.Be in touch!