The question “What would Jesus do?” has become a rallying cry for many Christians. Faced with everyday problems ranging from a tyrannical boss to a cheating spouse, they keep murmuring WWJD — but it doesn’t work for me.
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Columnist Lorraine V. Murray is the author of seven books, most recently a biography of Flannery O’Connor titled “The Abbess of Andalusia” and two laugh-out-loud mysteries, “Death in the Choir” and “Death of a Liturgist.” Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.