Well said, Ke, well said! :thumbsup:
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It will probably disturb you more to know that we (readers/cantors/priest) don't even have to bring a water bottle in. We keep little 8 oz water bottles in a dorm fridge right in the sacristy!
Oh the horror. :rolleyes:
They are not "refreshments". They are available if someone has a necessity. I, as a reader have had several occasions in which my throat got dry, or I got a tickle/cough, and the water helped correct the situation before I read.
I don't know why everyone assumes bad motives on the part of everyone else. Perhaps those with coughs and such would prefer having a small water bottle nearby rather than erupting into a coughing fit during the middle of mass out of consideration to others. Assume the best, in charity.
Justkid, have you ever sung with a choir? Sometimes a sip of water is necessary if you want sound to actually come out of your mouth.:shrug:
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I guess my feeling is that I couldn't believe it either the first time I saw somebody in the choir with a water bottle. I have been around the Catholic Church for a long time and had never seen this before.
Even though the priest probably told them they could do it for their own comfort, I think that a little suffering on Christ's behalf never hurt anybody. It seems like in this day and age, everybody thinks the rules of the Church have to change to suit our needs, not us change to do what the Church demands of us. Fasting for one hour or going without water shouldn't hurt any of us, no matter what we think our ailment is.
Just my opinion!