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A Christian duty to stay hydrated in church?

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11 July 2014

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From Dr Carole Hill

Sir, - I am sad that the sight of worshippers and other participants at church keeping themselves hydrated is regarded as irreverent by Mr Inkley (Letters, 4 July).

The Gospel symbol of water as a life-giving and saving gift of God, and its sacramental dimension in baptism, should be enough for most of us to think about. Far from the irreverence that he fears it implies, maybe we all have a duty to function as best we can.

As we consist largely of water, surely topping up is no bad thing, especially in summer.

CAROLE HILL
29 Friars' Quay
Norwich NR3 1ES

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