I know what you might be thinking: “Just what I need; another article about coronavirus and face masks.” For many of us, talking with other people about wearing masks has become wearisome and even annoying at times. If you line up ten different people, you might get ten different answers to the question, “How do you feel about wearing a face mask?”
There are many who have written about this topic from scientific or political perspectives. I recently came across this article by author Brett McCracken that offers some encouragement for us Christians who may not be too excited about wearing a mask to church or anywhere for that matter. For those of us who might be in that place, I hope his thoughts help us to think more spiritually than politically about this issue. The whole issue of wearing a mask versus not wearing a mask could very well be an opportunity for division within the church. But it can also be an opportunity to practice a beautiful and winsome Christ-like humility and love for neighbor.
May we as Christ-followers be remembered years from now as those who loved one another well through this season of highly encouraged or even mandated mask-wearing.