Both are necessary
We need to use our own ability and to muster all our intelligence and power to put our own house and world in as good order as we can. But once we have done our best (which we often seem unable to do), we still need something more. Both efforts are needed. It is not a matter of choosing between human ability and divine power and direction. We need to give our best effort to this present-day world and still ask humbly for help and guidance.
Morton T. Kelsey, The Other Side of Silence, p. 44.
Copyright 1976. Used by permission of Paulist Press.