|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The White Moll by Frank L. Packard:
It was almost the end now. To-night, she would keep the appointment
Danglar had given her - and keep it ahead of time. It was almost
the end. Her lips set tightly. The Adventurer had been warned.
There was nothing now to stand in the way of her going to the police,
save only the substantiation of that one point in her own story
which Danglar must supply.
Her transformation completed, she reached in under the flooring and
took out the package of jewels - they would help very materially
when she faced Danglar! - and, though it was somewhat large, tucked
it inside her blouse. It could not be noticed. The black, greasy
shawl hid it effectively.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Symposium by Plato:
substitution, the old worn-out mortality leaving another new and similar
existence behind--unlike the divine, which is always the same and not
another? And in this way, Socrates, the mortal body, or mortal anything,
partakes of immortality; but the immortal in another way. Marvel not then
at the love which all men have of their offspring; for that universal love
and interest is for the sake of immortality.'
I was astonished at her words, and said: 'Is this really true, O thou wise
Diotima?' And she answered with all the authority of an accomplished
sophist: 'Of that, Socrates, you may be assured;--think only of the
ambition of men, and you will wonder at the senselessness of their ways,
unless you consider how they are stirred by the love of an immortality of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon:
acknowledged as gifts and blessings of God.
If bishops have any power of the sword, that power they have,
not as bishops, by the commission of the Gospel, but by human
law having received it of kings and emperors for the civil
administration of what is theirs. This, however, is another
office than the ministry of the Gospel.
When, therefore, the question is concerning the jurisdiction
of bishops, civil authority must be distinguished from
ecclesiastical jurisdiction. Again, according to the Gospel
or, as they say, by divine right, there belongs to the bishops
as bishops, that is, to those to whom has been committed the