The use of water as a cleansing motif is not new. Amos the prophet likened it to justice rolling down like a river and righteousness as a stream.
But what if that water is polluted? What if the water itself has been tainted? What justice can it serve to the people? What righteousness can it supply to drink?
Standing with Standing Rock
So it is that we as United Methodists, stand with the people of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in their commitment to keeping clean God’s resources including the water of their sacred places.
Water like justice is for the good of all peoples. Let it continue to flow freely and cleanly throughout North Dakota and all over the world.