I would like to offer another perspective from the Sept. 14 letter stating that mask mandates aren't of God. The writer suggests that having children wear masks harms them.
Putting aside the scientific research that mask wearing is one of the most effective ways of reducing the COVID spread, I would also like to approach the issue in a Christian context. One of Christ's most emphatic teachings is the responsibility to love and support our neighbor, to be a good Samaritan, to think of others before self. We have an opportunity to teach our children this important lesson.
Wearing a mask shows that we care about others as well as ourselves. Our young people will gain much from experiencing this lesson. I think Jesus would approve.
Kathleen Martinez, Christiansburg