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A Christian's View On Masks

Updated: Jan 1, 2021

I am not going to get into debates on whether masks work, or whether they are an infringement on our freedom. That is a whole other blog post.

No, this entry is about a Christian view of masks. When mask mandates are put in place and/or the size of gatherings are limited, places of worship are often exempt. I get it - the separation of church and state, but, um, guys, the virus doesn't care if it's a church service. It doesn't stop at the church door.

That, however, is not my main point. My point is a thought that has been bouncing around in my head. What should our Christian attitude be in this situation? We should be looking out for others and not complaining about a piece of fabric on our face. As Christians, we are called to serve each other, to love each other. I can still hear arguments against masks. I have an image in my mind - of Jesus washing his disciples' feet. We are to follow his example and serve.

Yes, the filter in my mask is for my protection, but even without that - my mask is for all those around me. Christian love calls me to care for them. I understand there are medical reasons where people cannot wear masks, but for the rest of us - what is a piece of fabric compared to what Christ did for us on the cross?

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