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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thoughts and Prayers

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 Thoughts and Prayers 



The scripture that I believe in puts it this way, "Faith without works is dead" (James 2:26)

We need compassion and empathy for one another. We also need to act out our faith and beliefs. Our power to change comes when we Think Pray Act consistently and constantly. - A.M.


In The NewsHow 'thoughts and prayers' went from common condolence to cynical meme By AJ Willingham, CNN


 Excerpt from CNN article
Comedian Anthony Jeselnik was one of the first to publicly make fun of the phrase. In his 2015 "Thoughts and Prayers" routine, he references the 2012 Aurora, Colorado, movie-theater shooting and the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing as occasions for faux concern. Of thoughts and prayers, he says: "Do you know what that's worth? F***** nothing. F***** less than nothing. You are not giving any of your time, your money or even your compassion."


My Thoughts On "Thoughts and Prayers"


Thinking isn't a sin...it's what you think about that leads to sinful actions that becomes problematic. 


Pray...the world wants to tell you to "keep your prayers", God has instructed "Pray without ceasing".

Actions...May our actions align with our faith.  Again, "Faith without works is dead". 

You see it takes us thinking, praying, and acting to bring forth any real change.  We are called to be salt and light.  Keep Shining!