Move over, “going through a season,” you’ve been replaced by an even more ubiquitous Christian phrase.
You had a good run. Don’t get down on yourself. You were like the Peyton Manning of Christian phrases. Nobody could stop you. Not even “love on.” And for a while I thought that one was going to take the crown. That’s a solid fake verb kind of phrase.
I want to love on my neighbors.
I’m going to love on a family who is going through a season right now.
Hearing Prince always makes me want to get my love on.
Not the right usage? Fair enough.
But it doesn’t really matter because love on’s reign as top Christian phrase is over. It failed to watch the throne! Doing life together crept up like kudzu across a Mississippi highway. It’s been around for a while, but suddenly it’s everywhere. Part of the reason is that it can describe almost any activity on the planet.
Going water skiing? You’re doing life together.
Reading through the latest John Eldredge book with some guys? You’re doing life together.
Bringing a friend who burned off their eyebrows in a freak roman candle accident a casserole of hope? You’re doing life together!
It’s perfect. And you can almost hear Jesus saying it in the Bible, can’t you? Think about it, the Pharisees, Sadducees and the Hiphopotamus standing around saying, “Jesus, why do you keep hanging out with sinners? Why do you keep having dinner with sinners?” And Jesus smiling back and saying, “This? We’re doing life together.”
And then they planned Frisbee golf.
Don’t have that scene in your Bible? That’s a shame, because Jesus has a ridiculous sidearm and has even been known to throw the hammer sometimes during ultimate Frisbee games.
Cause he was doing life together.
And so is everyone else at church.
Farewell “going through a season.”
Say hi to “WWJD bracelets.” They can probably tell you what it’s like to have a meteoric rise and eventual retirement.
Have you ever heard someone say “doing life together?”
What Christian phrase do you think is even more popular right now?