Oh the cynicism that runs through my brain.

I saw a FaceBook comment today that said something like, “Please pray for so and so’s child. The child is making bad decisions and I love the family.”

My first thought? Maybe you should be praying that the child learns some life lessons. Maybe the family needs to go through this. Maybe it’s what God has in store for them later?

Maybe I just lived a painful, pitiful existence and I’m too cynical to think that life can be lived without pain.


Maybe I know the truth and everyone else needs to catch up.

I’m all for praying. But some of the prayer requests I hear on Facebook make me want to vomit.

That’s probably bad. Right?