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When your own faithlessness and distrust of God has gotten you in a mess, donâ't start blaming the preacher, or other saints. Lay the blame where it belongs, on your on shoulders.

It is said that when the British and French were fighting in Canada in the 1750s, Admiral Phipps, commander of the British fleet, was told to anchor outside Quebec. He was given orders to wait for the British land forces to arrive, then support them when they attacked the city. Phipp's navy arrived early. As the admiral waited, he became annoyed by the statues of the saints that adorned the towers of a nearby cathedral, so he commanded his men to shoot at them with the ship's cannons. No one knows how...

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