Lenten works of mercy: Give drink to the thirsty

Today is Lent Fast Day, a day to think about how we can help provide water for all. Giving water to the thirsty is a very practical action and one of the Corporal Acts of Mercy, as one of CAFOD’s Gap Year volunteers Bea explains. Many thanks Bea for a very thoughtful and insightful piece.

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Today is Lent Fast Day, a day to think about how we can help provide water for all. Giving water to the thirsty is a very practical and valued act of mercy, as CAFOD’s gap year volunteer Bea Findley explains.  Capture

In England, it’s hard to believe there is a shortage of water in the world.

The toilet will always flush and the tap will always work. We are told to save water, yet look out the window and see rain pour down. Whilst it may be difficult to understand coming from a British climate that water is precious, today on Lent Fast Day, i’m remembering why it’s so important to stand in solidarity with people around the world who are in need of water.

One of the corporal works of mercy is to ‘give drink to the thirsty’, and Pope Francis calls us to do just that in this Jubilee Year of…

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