“It’s okay, everything happens for a reason”
….did your blood pressure just rise and your eyes roll immediately?
Good, me too.
I HATE this phrase and, unfortunately, it has a firm spot in the Greatest Hits section of the Christian lexicon. Seriously? Everything happens for a reason? Rape happens for a reason? Spouses are unfaithful for a reason? Children die for a reason? Give me a break. This has long been a pet peeve of mine, and so I was tickled pink to find this article by Christian Piatt on 10 Christian Clichés that need to be removed from our vocabulary immediately. It includes such gems as “He/she is in a better place” and one of Piatt’s sequel articles (you can find them all here) includes my personal favorite: “Are you Catholic or are you Christian?”
Don’t. get. me. started.
So, have a gander (with an open mind and a sense of humor, please) and next time you’re tempted to throw one of these bad boys out, just think: “What would Jesus do?” (teehee)