Today is “Blog Action Day 2010“. I’ve participated in this event in the past. It’s an opportunity to raise the bar of consciousness on an issue that ought to come to the attention of the world. Each year a need, a concern, is highlighted with a desire for awareness to result with a bent toward action. This year we would like to draw your attention to the crisis of clean water–it doesn’t exist in many areas of the world. Consider these lines from Coleridge’s poem:

Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.
(Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Coleridge)

The poem focuses on an old sailor who struggles with an albatross. It is the point from which we get the idea that an albatross is one’s downfall. For millions of people in lesser developed nations the albatross plaguing them is a lack of clean water. Water, while it exists for them, is also the cause of their disease. Why? Because it is unclean–unusable for cooking, drinking, or cleaning.

Here’s what you can do:

watch this video

Blog Action Day 2010: Water from Blog Action Day on Vimeo.

then visit this site to discover some ministries  that are active in addressing this problem. (

Then link this post so that others can become aware.