|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from King James Bible:
the lords of the Philistines upon advisement sent him away, saying, He
will fall to his master Saul to the jeopardy of our heads.
CH1 12:20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah,
and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and
Zilthai, captains of the thousands that were of Manasseh.
CH1 12:21 And they helped David against the band of the rovers: for
they were all mighty men of valour, and were captains in the host.
CH1 12:22 For at that time day by day there came to David to help him,
until it was a great host, like the host of God.
CH1 12:23 And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed
to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to
King James Bible
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Profits of Religion by Upton Sinclair:
of the negro race appears to me to be fully authorized both in
the Old and New Testaments." Here in the "True Presbyterian", of
New York, giving the decision of a clerical man of the world:
"There is no debasement in it. It might have existed in Paradise,
and it may continue through the Millenium."
And when the slave-holding oligarchy of the South rose in arms
against those who presumed to interfere with this divine
institution, the men of God of the South called down blessings
upon their armies in words which, with the proper change of
names, might have been spoken in Berlin in August, 1914. Thus Dr.
Thornwell, one of the leading Presbyterian divines of the South:
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott:
she scribbled away, turning a leaf now and then, and passing
her little fat finger down the page, as if finding a word,
so soberly that I nearly betrayed myself by a laugh, while
Mr. Bhaer stood stroking her pretty hair with a fatherly look
that made me think she must be his own, though she looked more
French than German.
Another knock and the appearance of two young ladies sent
me back to my work, and there I virtuously remained through all
the noise and gabbling that went on next door. One of the girls
kept laughing affectedly, and saying, "Now Professor," in a
coquettish tone, and the other pronounced her German with an