Letter: ‘Thoughts and prayers’ should lead to actions

I am a person of deep faith. I am one who knows and recognizes the power of prayer. My heart was broken as I saw the images coming out of Texas. I cannot imagine what that horror must’ve been like. I was driving as I listened to stories about the church and those there. I had to pull over as my emotions got the best of me. I prayed for the families, for that little church, for the family of the shooter, and I prayed for our country. I think thoughts and prayers are always appropriate. However, I am sympathetic to those who are growing frustrated with the phrase “thoughts and prayers” as a response to these tragedies — especially from politicians.


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I believe faith is a principle of action. “Thoughts and prayers” should be the beginning of our reconciling such tragedies,…

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