|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Albert Savarus by Honore de Balzac:
Francesca's only reply was to lay her hand on Rodolphe's.
"Oh dearest! for ever dearest!--Tell me, have you never loved?"
"And you allow me to love you nobly, looking to heaven for the utmost
fulfilment?" he asked.
She gently bent her head. Two large tears rolled down Rodolphe's
"Why! what is the matter?" she cried, abandoning her imperial manner.
"I have now no mother whom I can tell of my happiness; she left this
earth without seeing what would have mitigated her agony--"
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne:
"Well, Axel," said my uncle, "we are getting on, and now the worst is
"The worst!" I said, astonished.
"To be sure, now we have nothing to do but go down."
"Oh, if that is all, you are quite right; but after all, when we have
gone down, we shall have to get up again, I suppose?"
"Oh I don't trouble myself about that. Come, there's no time to lose;
I am going to the library. Perhaps there is some manuscript of
Saknussemm's there, and I should be glad to consult it."
"Well, while you are there I will go into the town. Won't you?"
Journey to the Center of the Earth
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon:
this Article: the forgiveness of sins. Hence, they hate God as
an enemy, call not upon Him, and expect no good from Him.
Augustine also admonishes his readers concerning the word
"faith," and teaches that the term "faith" is accepted in the
Scriptures not for knowledge such as is in the ungodly but for
confidence which consoles and encourages the terrified mind.
Furthermore, it is taught on our part that it is necessary to
do good works, not that we should trust to merit grace by
them, but because it is the will of God. It is only by faith
that forgiveness of sins is apprehended, and that, for
nothing. And because through faith the Holy Ghost is received,