Twitter Proverbs

There is a whole class of Tweets that are like the one above. They are short, often inspirational, sayings meant to offer a bit of proverbial wisdom.

In the Bible we get Proverbs, of course. We also get Job and Ecclesiastes, which call some of the proverbial wisdom into question. We get Lamentations. We get the cross. We get the apostles being flogged and jailed and hounded out of towns.

Twitter doesn’t offer us much in the way of Job.

It offers lots of snarkiness and sarcasm, but that is not the same thing.