There’s no good theological reason for baptismal water to be perfectly pure. Still, a person’s baptism probably shouldn’t land her in the hospital.
The Friends of the Earth Middle East scored a victory this summer when some 9 million cubic meters of fresh water per year started flowing into the Jordan River.
The Jordan River is too shallow for Michael to row across, and the shore is a stinking pile of sludge. But something redemptive is happening.