To Mask Or Not to Mask
The research is clear. Masks cut down on the risk of spreading COVID 19. So why don’t we wear them all the time when we are out and about? For many of us, the issue is not political, and it’s really about an ancient concept called temptation.
Temptation uses distraction as a critical tool. None of us would ever want to spread the virus. We would want to wear our mask. But, temptation has us considering lesser, more distracting issues:
“Everyone else in this restaurant seems to be without a mask. I will look weird if I wear one.”
“My glasses are fogging up...”
“It’s hot and uncomfortable.”
Are any of these issues important? Compared to the spread of the virus, of course not. But that’s how temptation works. It often veils the real issue so that you act on something much more superficial.
So when you go out, and you are deliberating about whether or not to put on your mask, listen to your thoughts. They may be temptation speaking. Remember, temptation deceives by distracting. It urges you to think about your own comfort or appearance rather than the truth about the spread of a deadly virus.
And when in doubt, I suggest we wear our masks.
In Christ’s love,