Re: Praying To Stop Mine, Or Anything, Illogical (The Daily News, Sept. 12).
I believe the attempt to discredit a call to prayer for Ajax mine missed the point. Though faith does defy logic, the letter writer simply told an authentic personal story to show why faith and science are not mutually exclusive.
Also, it is a mistake to suggest that God’s interests are only global. Of course He cares about the world’s misery and horror. He cares because His concern is for every individual who makes up this world.
That makes Him big enough to care about Kamloops — small on the Earth, but huge as a receiver of His love.
A call to prayer isn’t an attempt to gang up on God. He is our Father Who already knows that we are concerned about the mine.
Prayer is not giving Him instruction; it is inviting His intervention in our lives. It is opening our hearts to His wisdom, since His kids don’t always agree.
Those of us who think that our city will be better off without a mine will pray that others will be led to agree. Those who believe a mine will bring more benefit than harm can also pray — that the minds of Kamloopsians are open to a different view.
Those who do not believe that God’s ear is tuned to our needs can exercise their hope instead — that mining will produce zero harm should we fail to stop its
encroachment of the rim of our valley city.