Fred Somebody, Thomas Everybody, Susan Anybody, and Joe Nobody
They were neighbors but they were not like you and me. They were odd and most difficult to work with. All four belonged to the same church but you would not have enjoyed worshipping with them. Everybody went fishing on Sunday or stayed home to visit with friends. Anybody wanted to worship but was afraid Somebody wouldn't speak to him. So guess who went to church--Nobody. Really, Nobody was the only decent one of the group. Nobody did the visitation. Noboday worked on the church building. Once they needed a sunday school teacher. Everybody thought Anybody would do it and Anybody thought Somebody would do it. And you know who did it? That's exactly right...Nobody.
It happened that a fifth neighbor (an unbeliver) moved into the area. Everybody thought Somebody should try and win him to Christ. Anybody could have made an effort. You probably know who finally won him...Nobody.
This little parable brings to focus again the fact that each of us is personally responsible for God's work. If we leave it for somebody or everybody or anybody then nobody will do it. Let's all work till Jesus comes!