Thursday, June 11, 2020

June 11

I had an appointment with the doctor. Upon entering his facility, they took a reading of my oxygen level, took my temperature, and required that I wear a face mask. It was not a problem, I didn’t mind complying with their rules. As I was talking to him, he commented on my mask, and began telling me about bike riders and the type of mask they use, he was also a bike rider; but me and my big mouth didn’t pick up that he also wore a mask while biking. Being from Florida, the humidity is oppressive, and it can sap the breath right out of you, so wearing a mask in the heat, seems foolish to me, believe me, I’ve tried it when walking to my car from the grocery store. At this point, I only wear a mask if required by the store or facility. Of course I expressed my concern, and he looked at his assistant and said to her, “You can’t put in what God didn’t give them!”, so instead of educating me with the facts about why he believes this way, he insulted my intelligence. We need to be more patient with others who believe differently than we do, and take the time to educate, rather than call them out on their lack of knowledge. I will continue to believe that it is foolish to wear a mask to workout in the heat, when there is no one around to spread the disease, because he never tried to educate me, or give me scientific proof for why that is important. 

preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 2 Timothy 4:2

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