In life two things can happen -- an act of man or, an act of God.
I sure did exercise extra-ordinary diligence, but what happened today was out of my control.
In French, it is called force majure, in Latin, casus fortuitus, in Taglog, it is kaloob ng Diyos.
If I wasn't able to fulfill my obligation in its normal course, I'm sorry.
It was the act of God that prevailed.