'Best laid plans' How often have we used this phrase over the years? But do we know its origin?
How often indeed do 'the best laid schemes of man gang aft aglay'!
On the contrary how often do the more improbable plans of God triumph.
We are reminded of the words of the harvest hymn;
'We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land
But it is fed and watered by God's almighty hand.'
Let's pray then, that the plans that we are making this month are the ones that God wants to nourish. Plans that will bring real joy to others. For 'the best laid schemes of mice and men' only- as the bard so rightly says-
'gang aft aglay.'