NOT BY PRAYER ALONE
 

SINCE times immemorial it has been debated “which is superior-Endeavour or Prayer?” Learned debators argue vehemently in favour of one or the other each according to his own convictions. To my mind, it is a humble boatman who has found a perfectly satisfying answer to this highly-debated abstract question.

The boatman has named his two oars Endeavour and “Prayer.” If anyone questions him about these strange names, he gives no reply. But immediately plies only one oar; ‘prayer.’ The boat begins to spin. He stops. Next he plies the other oar, ‘Endeavour.’ The result is the same; only this time the boat spins in the opposite direction.

Presently, with a smile, he plies both his oars. ‘Endeavour” and ‘prayer’ now work simultaneously and in unison and the little boat goes skimming over the water’s surface.

If Endeavour and Prayer work in unison, is there a port in the Seven Seas which the Boat of life cannot reach?


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