Thought for the Day
We all know of, or have done ourselves, the old prayer to God in extremis. "God, if you'll get me out of this jam, I promise to do good for the rest of my life." Something magical happens and they are freed from difficult or terrible consequences They may or may not keep their promise.
But how many folks do we know of who have gone out, done years of hard work first, toiled and sweat themselves first and then sat down to say to God, "OK, I've devoted years to doing good, now do this one thing for me."
It's always God who has to do the heavy lifting first, never the supplicant. Ah, human nature....