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Mrs Mba’s ‘sabbath’ case was unedifying

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03 January 2014

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From Canon John Goodchild

Sir, - The Christian Legal Centre has harmed the cause of Christ by supporting Mrs Mba's refusal to care on Sundays (News, 20 December). Christ was taken to task for healing people on the sabbath. He maintained that care for others took precedence over religious obligations.

In being a care worker, Mrs Mba was surely doing the Lord's work on the Lord's Day. By refusing to work on Sundays, she abandoned those in need, and compelled others to work. If she wanted to go to her church every Sunday, she should not have become a care worker. Alternatively, she could have teamed up with a Jew and a Muslim, covering their Saturdays and Fridays so that they could cover her on Sundays.

JOHN GOODCHILD
39 St Michaels Road
Liverpool L17 7AN

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