Once again this TOTALLY USELESS phrase is being used after the terrible tragedy that took place in Kentucky and surrounding states when a series of tornados touched down in early December.
Naturally, not everyone can serve as a rescue worker to clear out debris and search for bodies, but there are other available avenues to help those in need.
A person could donate to an agency that would provide resources to help people rebuild.
Or perhaps contact a nearby home improvement store and ask them to donate needed supplies.
OR if you are someone with “resources” (as Jeff Bezos, who owned a warehouse in the affected area), you could contact local authorities and offer financial assistance to those hardest hit.
But “thoughts and prayers”? Give. Me. A. Break.
For one thing, I highly doubt the average individual who uses the phrase spends more than a couple of minutes actually thinking about the tragedy (Thoughts). And their “Prayers” (most likely uttered only one time) probably consist of little more than … “Dear God. Please be there for these unfortunate people. In Jesus’ name. Amen.” And then their “thoughts” are back to their own personal needs.
There’s a very old saying that the “Thoughts and Prayers” people would do well to remember …
ACTIONS Speak Louder Than WORDS (i.e., prayers)