In the United States, many of us grew up with children’s sticker books. You find the correct sticker to place in the correct place in the book. But, as I remember, stickers were not always put in the books. That started a new trend. Even as adults, we like to put stickers everywhere. For example, we put them on coffee cups, on our desks and, of course, on the bumpers of our cars. These stickers can be humorous, satirical, political, offensive, and anything else you can think of. Today’s reading from Proverbs has some great bumper stickers. They may have too many words to fit on a sticker, but they would cover any other bumper stickers you’re not so proud of.
How about this: Haughty eyes and a proud heart – the tillage of the wicked is sin. A new way to address tailgating.
Or how about this: Whoever makes a fortune by a lying tongue is chasing a bubble over deadly snares. Every time you say a lie, you have to remember it forever. The truth lasts forever.
Or: He who closes his ear to the cry of the poor will also call and will not be heard. We could say that what goes around comes around.
One saying I used to have in my office years ago was: Everyone brings joy to my office. Some when they enter, others when they leave. Jesus wants us to bring joy to all people. That is why He considers us all His mother and His brothers.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen