Letters to the editor - Friday (5-10-13)
Concerns about Relay for Life
This letter is written in regards to the (May 6) letter by Andrea Cress concerning Relay for Life. Ms. Cress requested that Relay be moved to the daytime. In an answer to that request I would like to explain some things about Relay.
Relay was created as an overnight event to symbolize that cancer never sleeps. Walkers walk the track all night to symbolize the non-stop battle that cancer is. The luminaries stay lit all night to remember those who passed away from cancer.
Purple is the color of Relay because that is the color of the sky right before dawn. A cancer patient once said that he knew that when the sky turned purple he had lived to see one more day.
As far as Relay being a daytime event, that is most likely never going to happen. My advice, and I mean this with all due respect: buy some earplugs. It is an easy fix for your problem. Those battling cancer and those working to find a cure wish their problem was as easy to fix.
— Crystal Gault Wagoner
A view on prayer
According to Psalms 14:1, “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.” Since I don’t think anyone considers themselves a fool, the question arises, who should I pray to? A living God or a dead one? The obvious answer is a living one. Since Buddha and Muhammad are dead and buried, the only living one that I am aware of is God the Father.
According to John 14:6, Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to God (the Father) except through me.” That is because he was crucified to redeem man from his sin.
The Bible says in James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
I believe you would agree our leaders need all the wisdom they can get. As for the ACLU lawyers handling this case, your profession is the only one in the Bible that a “woe” is pronounced upon. Read Luke 11:45-52.
According to 14:11-12: “For it is written: As I live says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me and every tongue shall confess to God. So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.”
I would proceed very carefully.
— Carl Morgan