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It is NOT what it is

A few months ago, in reflecting on the lessons that were coming up then, I wrote about "  Three Things We Shouldn't Say " - little religious expressions or sentiments you hear repeated so often that you start believing they're based on biblical truth, even if they aren't. Well, in thinking about this Sunday's lessons , I've come up with a fourth: another popular expression that we, as people of faith, really shouldn't say. And that's this: "It is what it is." I don't know when that expression started - it doesn't seem like that long ago - but all of a sudden it seems like you hear it almost every day. Similar to the other expressions that I'm challenging, it's often said in a well-intentioned way: as if to say, "I'm not going to sweat it," or "I think I'm going to make peace with this situation." Maybe it's a modern-day equivalent of saying "no use in banging your