You cannot pray for an A on a test and study for a B. You cannot pray for a celestial marriage and live a telestial life. You cannot pray for something and act less.
- Friend: what time do you usually go to bed?
- Me: 10:30ish sometimes 4
- mom: can you do me a favor?
- me: will you pay me?
- mom: why do i have to pay you to do me a favor?
- me: Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is Alchemy's First Law of Equivalent Exchange.