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Letter to the editor — July 16

Making the right choices

I felt the need to write as I have watched people in public places not wearing a mask or staying six feet apart. One such place is Tanglewood Park.  Except for me and my husband, we may see one or two more wearing mask but the overwhelmingly majority do not wear mask nor do they practice social distancing. The sign clearly shows two people standing six feet apart so if you walk in two or more numbers you should line up one behind the other when you meet someone on the walking trail. Again only a few of us observe this rule.

What good is a government mandate when it is not practiced or cannot be punishable by law?

No one enjoys wearing a mask. It makes breathing a little harder but it is for the good of all people. A mask helps not only to protect yourself but it protects all those around you. This virus will never end if our American people keep making the wrong choices. In the end if we do not follow these safety guidelines the only one winning is the virus and the devil. God has given us a gift, the gift to make choices. He expects us to do unto others as we would have others do unto us.

Remember what outcome can happen by making the wrong choice. Eve disobeyed God then Adam and sin fell on everyone born on earth and death became a reality. Only through the grace and love of our savior the almighty God, who loves us so much, died to remove our sins so we might live with him in heaven for all eternity.

Make the right choice. Wear a mask, stay six feet apart, respect those around you. You will find it’s easy to love your neighbor as yourself by using this gift from God wisely.

Joan Byrd
— Clemmons