God helps those who help themselves

If you want to succeed you must make the effort yourself.

That eminent Spanish writer, Miguel de Unamuno, put it this way: ‘ “Let God do all”, someone will say; but if a man folds his arms, God will go to sleep.’ This brings to mind the story of the new vicar who paused to pass the time of day with old Amos ,who was weeding his flower-beds.

‘What a beautiful garden you have made with God’s help’ said the vicar.

Amos chuckled as he replied: ‘You should ‘ave seen it when the Almighty ‘ad it all’ to ‘imself’!’