Questions for you:
Is it wise to stay at home and shelter or conversely, to open the economy?
Is COVID 19 really dangerous or is COVID 19 like having a bad flu?
Is it true that most people have already asymptomatically had COVID 19 or only the unfortunate few have had coronavirus?
Is conventional wisdom to wear masks in public or will a mask not protect anyone?
Is the government wise to send money to everyone or is it wise to help people help themselves?
Is Donald Trump or Joe Biden right for the future of America? Or neither?
For the Church: Is it ‘I love Trump’ or ‘I hate Donald Trump’? (The church is deeply divided on this.)
For Western nations: Do we resist China and work with Trump or restrain Trump’s narcissism and crumble to China?
There are many smart and educated people, and even many people who love God, on differing sides of politics and COVID 19 protocols. There are many people with different positions and convictions who know the facts and have the expertise. Who is right?
Knowledge is always partial and at some point it begins to unravel unless it is infused with the purpose of agape love (1 Corinthians 13:2,8,10). Think about this love as our viewpoint towards our neighbors (and synonymously) enemies.
Paul prays in Ephesians 1:17 for a spirit of wisdom and revelation. We need this as well to navigate knowledge:
Revelation is hearing God (vertical). Wisdom is applying what we hear (horizontal). Revelation is a download from heaven that bypasses our paradigms. Wisdom is mature love that sees the strategy which can build from the revelation.
Knowledge fails. Love does not.
It’s time for the church to ask for revelation on how to love her neighbor who stands on the other side of the divide.
Useful reading: Love Your Enemy — A 30-Day Guid to Radical Expressions of Faith