I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen a sharp increase in what I would call “Bumper Sticker Christianity” during our recent time of social distancing. Lots of folks are posting their favorite religious quips and quotes in what I’m sure is a genuine attempt to be helpful, to offer words of comfort or encouragement to help see us through the uncertainty and anxiety under which we’re all living right now.
I get it. Our faith is something in which we should be able to seek consolation. But I wonder if we’re missing something. If our platitudes are a band-aid trying to cover a gaping wound?