People are differently constituted. Some are more prone to fear than are others, just as some are prone to one temptation over other. God has formed us all to be different and we have also arrived at this moment after a life of personal decisions. This is why COVID might have a harsher impact on some more than on others.
Pastors need to take this into account when they minister to the flock: that people who are more anxious during quarantine are not necessarily less spiritual. In fact, it is possible that they have conquered much more fear in one week than their pastor has in one year.
This is one way to apply Romans: “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.” (15:1) And the weak “must not treat with contempt the one who does not.” (14:3)
Love calls us to treat all saints equally; it does not mean treating them uniformly.
This was the answer I gave last night in a conference in Spanish on COVID and the End Times, and how to minister to the churches during such turmoil. I plan to publish the talk in English before long!
“Will it kill your pastor to visit you?” This dealt with normal visitation, not when there is a pandemic.