Gus talks about something we see a lot of today, in this era of coronavirus; the wearing of facemasks. It's quite common as it's recommended by health officials to help slow the spread of COVID-19. And, as is our human nature, there is a percentage of the population who resist facemasks. Gus says that he is not a fan of wearing one but will when it's absolutely necessary. He asks listeners how they feel about wearing one.
And, later, Gus is joined in the Conversion Corner by Dr. Ian Murphy, author of the new book "Dying to Live." Ian made headlines back in the early-1990s when his high school valedictorian speech was rejected by his teacher because of the mention of the name Jesus Christ. When word got it, it sparked an outrage for infringing on Ian's religious liberty and freedom of speech. Ian calls in and shares his faith journey with Gus.
There is no excuse for not wearing a mask. I am a nurse and do not understand why it is that not wearing a mask and putting yourself and others at risk is a form of protest. It is insane. I work in a inner city hospital in San Francis were we have Covid-19 patients and I see how the community transmission of this disease has devastated families. Protecting others is the Christian thing to do.
I only caught part of the discussion today about wearing face masks, but what I did hear is this: we still aren’t getting it!
Wearing a face mask IS NOT to protect yourself. It is to protect your neighbor. Science shows that a person can be carrying the virus and can be asymptomatic. Asymptomatic means you are not showing symptoms of the virus, like fever, coughing, shortness of breath. If you have the virus you can spread the virus to your neighbor in droplets of saliva that are expelled from you every time you breath or open your mouth. A cloth mask can prevent those droplets from hitting your neighbor or being deposited on surfaces that others will touch.
THIS IS NOT ABOUT YOU! It is about caring for your neighbor. Something I think that Jesus was trying to teach us…..