But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews? (Galatians 2:11-14 ESV)
Peter was opposed by Paul for being two faced…
How many of us have ever acted one way with a certain crowd, and another way for another?
How many of us dress and act one way Sunday morning, but a totally different dress and way of acting on Saturday night?
As followers of the way we need to be straight shooters, meaning we hold no punches and we tell it like it is. We are always are self, while maintaining being all things for all people. That means we stay ourselves and do not change for others, but we are able to accept everyone where they are and to be what Christ needs us to be for them.
We should not be wearing masks, or afraid to invite our church friends out with us on a Saturday night. Be a straight shooter for God and throw your mask away!