Psalm 150 for World Toilet Day

(The United Nations has designated 19 November as World Toilet Day. 1 in 3 people around the world lack access to a toilet, which means that more people have a cell phone than a toilet. Poor sanitation is deadly – proper sanitation is a fundamental human right. Proper sanitation, I believe, is a sanctuary.)

Praise God! Praise God in our sanitation;
praise God in squat toilet and sit-down toilet!

Praise God with digestive well-being;
praise God when diarrhea is no more,
when malnutrition is reversed,
when menstrual shame is past,
when a child’s water is not polluted,
when a woman is not raped in the bushes.

Praise God with pit latrine;
praise God with fill valve and flush valve!

Praise God with flange and tank;
praise God with float arm and flapper!

Praise God with shelter and dignity;
praise God with loud composting chambers!

Let everyone who has somewhere to go, praise God,
and make sure that the rest of everyone can praise God, too.

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5 Responses to Psalm 150 for World Toilet Day

  1. Amen sad, somewhat ironic at the same time people would have more accommodation to talk than to go.

  2. Maren says:

    It’s cheaper to give people cell phones than deal with sanitation.

  3. Carole Carlson says:

    Maren,
    I cannot imagine where you get your wonderful ideas for “Gifts…” But there is always something new and wonderful. Reminders of my travels in very rural Brazil….at best toilets were a hole in the ground…impossible for women who have difficulty squatting! Once I asked a jeep to stop so I could pee alongside the road. But there were alligators, and I quickly nixed that idea.

    • Maren says:

      Thanks Carole. Actually this was from the UCC update this week … Having become a champion for blessing the toilet paper services that can flood food pantries with sanitary items not covered by food stamps, it was a short hop for me to toilets themselves!

  4. “Praise God in our sanitation.”

    Sometimes we need to give thanks to God for things that seem simple.

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