Very recently, I received news that a friend passed away in a car accident. He was 22. It's something we all hear about - you know, a young person passing away, before his/her time, and when I hear those stories, I think about the friends they left behind, the people who were just as young. I think about how hard that must be. Because when we're young, we think we're invincible. We have our whole lives ahead of us. Nothing can stop us.
Recently, I've noticed quite a few people requesting "good vibes" or "good thoughts" or something of the sort be sent their way because they're in some sort of bad situation. And it's really starting to break my heart. Good vibes and good thoughts will not help anyone out of a bad situation.
"All you can do is pray." A lot of well-meaning Christians say that. We can't help actively, but we can certainly send our prayers. We're sorry we can't do more. But stop. Stop right there. We can't do more than simply praying. That's right. But not in the way it's meant above.