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To the Editor:

I get asked all the time why people won’t wear a mask.

The Bible says first, “You should love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind. And You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” There is no commandment greater than these.

There are a lot of people afraid right now about getting the Coronavirus and what that might mean for them or their families should they get it, whether they have an underlying condition or not.

Jesus fed the hungry and healed the sick. He did not turn away from those who were afraid. He did not say what’s in it for me? Or I don’t believe in their fears or my rights will be taken from me if I help them.

Jesus came to serve, not to be served. He walked beside his neighbors that were afraid and said, “Don’t be afraid for I am with you always.”

God gives us wisdom and a discerning spirit if we ask for it. Wearing a mask is one of the most selfless acts of kindness that we as Christians can do for one another during this pandemic.

It is a way of saying to our neighbors who may be afraid right now, that I am here. Don’t be afraid. I will walk beside you and we will get through this together. Please wear a mask.

Caroline Evenson,


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