The Theology of Wearing a Mask

The Theology of Wearing a Mask

When your mask limits your ability to communicate clearly, perhaps you could let that moment remind you of the countless souls whose voices are never heard. Here, nuns wearing protective face masks, gather in St. Peter’ Square at the Vatican on July 5, 2020 as Pope Francis leads the Sunday Angelus prayer from his window. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) TIZIANA FABI / AFP via Getty Images

Most world religions have their version of The Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

It’s a basic societal norm and a trust upon which we build our communities.

Yet, in a city where two-thirds of the population is either Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist, Hindu or Jewish, Calgary has had to implement a face-covering bylaw for indoor public areas and public vehicles starting August 1, today.

One would think that wearing a mask for the sake of others wouldn’t be a big problem in our city.

And yet it is.

For Christians this is especially curious — given the nature of who Jesus was.

Read More at the Calgary Herald


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