I know someone on Facebook whose dad was diagnosed with cancer. I noticed that 99% of the comments on his wall after he announced it were all from people offering "thoughts and prayers."
That's nice. Also useless.
I offered instead to help out, if there was any way I could. No praying. Just action.
I don't expect this person to request my help, although I will extend it if they do. But I can tell you that my offer to DO rather than to think or pray is a lot more meaningful to this person.
Thought and prayer is a cop out from people who can't or won't extend a helping hand, or from those who actually believe prayer works.
Is that too cynical?
Your comments below, please.