Saturday, September 22, 2007

Faith into action?

"It’s an opportunity to stand up for your faith and put it into action."

So said Millennium High School senior Chelsea Facciolla, when asked by a Tracy Press reporter why she and other teens would pray around school flagpoles before class early next week.

I always thought the best way to put faith into action was to go do something, like volunteer your time to causes that help the hungry, the poor, the sick and the lonely.

I think one of the problems about certain religious sects is the focus on praying. Praying and meditation is great for centering yourself, but don't expect God to magically do what you can accomplish with your own two hands.

Isn't that why we were gifted with brains and brawn in the first place?

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