I wrote this letter & it was published yesterday - just wondered what peoples' response is :- "Dear Sir/Madam, I drove past my local church on Sunday morning & was surprised to see the same large number of cars as usual. This presumably reflects the quality of the service going on inside. It made me wonder, however, what our priests and vicars are preaching up and down the country at the moment. No doubt they are telling us to pray for the wounded, homeless, and bereaved from the horriffic Asian tsunami disaster. But my question is how can they ask us to believe in a God with two such contrary attributes. On the one hand, we are asked to believe that he can hear our prayers and respond , but on the other hand he does not intervene in such terrible disasters. A while ago a friend asked me to pray for him before a minor operation. But if God can really listen & help my friend then what was he doing when the earthquake was brewing? "