"God helps those who help themselves."
"Shop 'til you drop."
"With one phone call, you'll be on the way to a new you."
Each day we see and hear hundreds of messages, many of which we believe — at least partially. Even if we don't take seriously such slogans, they do shape our lives.
What in the world are we saying? And what do we believe?
After a tragedy — whether personal or national — we want to say the right thing but may find we have no words at all. And silence may be more helpful than grabbing a quick slogan.
Bumper stickers make a public statement. They may make us smile, but beneath the messages is often a life philosophy — a "theology" — held by the car's driver or our culture
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