- Mike Ayers, Counting the Cost (sermon)
Anyone else have this pet peeve?
I see it whenever someone is experiencing difficulty in some way. Others, expressing support, will say things like:
- Sending thoughts and prayers your way.
What does this even mean? I mean, I think I know what it means. I understand the intention. But does the wafer-thin theology in that kind of thing bug anybody else? Am I being a prayer-Scrooge?
Sending thoughts your way? I picture someone in deep concentration, face all scrunched up, fists clenched, body gnarled, as they seek to send, um, thoughts through space to somebody.
And sending prayers to somebody?
For my part, if I'm in a rough spot, please don't send prayers my way. Send them to God. I can't do anything with your prayers.
And PLEASE for the love of Pete don't send me any:
positive vibes and/or energy.
This probably only bugs me...