My friend Beth Hovind wrote that one of the most prominent ways to sin against friends and relatives is to offer them a cliche or two. Beth mentioned these: let go and let God; it must be or not be God's will; just fake it (pretend) til you make it, etc...
These cliches are supposedly biblical ways to encourage a suffering friend but the only people who are encouraged are those who believe those worn out, overly used, wrongly timed, finger pointing sayings. Here is my request. Send me stories that illustrate times when someone you know has used a cliche like this to take the wind out of a suffering friend's sails. The best/worst example will get a coupon for a free copy of my E book, Hope and Change for Humpty Dumpty.
The most inventive and egregiously wrong use of a Bible verse or saying to crush a friend in need. Please, no names to protect the truly guilty.
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