Saturday, January 7, 2012

Water Water Everywhere

If you've ever traveled to another country, especially one where water is scare or may cause you to become ill, you know the preciousness of clean water from the tap (and yes, I even count Chicago water which I always filter before drinking).

I was reading this article over at the Mayo-Clinic website about how much water we should drink daily. It sounds like most of us miss the mark. We mistake thirst for hunger and eat more, only barely satisfying the true bodily craving.

As Christians, we focus so much on the importance of water, the symbol of our own baptisms. We splash our hands in baptismal fonts and make the sign of the cross on our foreheads, another bodily reminder of God's great love for us.

How about we spend some of this New Year's Resolution gusto on finding another way to remember our baptisms: drink some of that delicious tap water. Take a sip. Make the sign of the cross. Take a gulp. Smile.

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