The most sublime summary of ethical engagement is presented in the answer to the perennial question; “What does the Lord require of Me?”
The answer to the question is profoundly simple and yet it singularly leads to a plurality of applications in my life. “...But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8) Notice the triad of actions involves my behavior toward others, also especially and essentially toward God.
Most of life’s questions and answers include the three-fold relationship of myself, others, and my God. And yet my answers to some of life’s ethical dilemmas may not be your answers. And to make it more difficult, how do corporate responsibilities mix with individual rights?
Let’s do a thought experiment. Does the question of “the wearing or not wearing of masks” relate in any way to what the Apostle Paul talks about concerning living in love with the weaker brother in Romans 14- 15:6? (Take a look if you do not remember the passage.) Notice, I did not say who was who, and I am sure I do not mean you.
However, as the late Helmut Theilike reminds us, “Do we not have to accept the fact that under the shadow of forgiveness different decisions are possible and different loyalties and liberties may exist?”
I think the answer is…. Yes.
Serving Him with you
until He comes for us,