Vì lỗi kỹ thuật nên số lượng người truy cập sẽ được đếm lại từ tháng 3 ngày 25 năm 2014 và bắt đầu từ con số 1.581.247 (số người truy cập cũ)
|CAC BAI DOC GIA GOI TOI # 344= FAITH REFLECTION|
Your weekly Journey of Faith reflection
"A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, 'Give me a drink.'...Jesus answered and said to her, 'If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, "Give me a drink,' you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.'"
John 4:7, 10
Do you think twice about turning on your faucet?
I took water for granted when I was growing up because it was always available. Once on mission, however, I realized how important water is. In Cochabamba—the third largest city in Bolivia with a population of over 800,000—only about a third of the homes have water service arriving to these "privileged" houses through a distribution system of pipes. Because of the current drought, this system only provides a few hours of water every three or four days. The rest of the population relies on water costing more than double the pipe system to buy and it is brought in through tanker trucks to fill their cisterns: 10,000 liters of water costs about $60.00.
A person living in a moderate climate should drink two liters of water a day. Cochabamba's hot semi-arid steppe climate necessitates higher water consumption, but based on even moderate figures, the people of this appropriately named "City of Eternal Spring" require a minimum of 1,600,000 liters of water for consumption alone, (cooking, bathing and other uses of water excluded)!
Prayer for 3rd Sunday
Like water from the heavens
And spring forth from our parched souls
May streams of mercy flow
~ Father Joseph R. Veneroso, M.M.
Sincerely yours in Christ,