Robert Louis Stevenson
When Robert Louis Stevenson was a boy he once remarked to his mother, “Momma, you cant be good without praying.” “How do you know, Robert?” she asked. “Because Ive tried!” he answered.
This brings to mind a story about another little fellowone who had been sent to his room because he had been bad. A short time later he came out and said to his mother, “Ive been thinking about what I did and I said a prayer.” “Thats fine,” she said, “if you ask God to make you good, He will help you.” “Oh, I didnt ask Him to help me be good,” replied the boy. “I asked Him to help you put up with me.”