© by Gerald So | 6:00 a.m.
In a world of ever-increasing violence and tragedy, the phrase "thoughts and prayers" has come to represent empty language with no helpful action to back it up. As a Catholic, however, I honestly turn to prayer when no earthly solution appears adequate or imminent. After we've done all we can as individuals, there is still much we can't control, that we must leave to others, or other forces.
My prayers may not be answered adequately from other points of view, but the thought does count and may lead me to think of something more I can do to help.