|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll:
moaned, wringing her hands. `Oh, ever so much more than that!'
`So you did, you know,' the Red Queen said to Alice. `Always
speak the truth--think before you speak--and write it down
`I'm sure I didn't mean--' Alice was beginning, but the Red
Queen interrupted her impatiently.
`That's just what I complain of! You SHOULD have meant! What
do you suppose is the use of child without any meaning? Even a
joke should have some meaning--and a child's more important
than a joke, I hope. You couldn't deny that, even if you tried
with both hands.'
Through the Looking-Glass
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe:
picture of my conduct for fifty years in miniature.
I hid nothing from him, and he in return exhorted me to sincere
repentance, explained to me what he meant by repentance, and
then drew out such a scheme of infinite mercy, proclaimed
from heaven to sinners of the greatest magnitude, that he left
me nothing to say, that looked like despair, or doubting of
being accepted; and in this condition he left me the first night.
He visited me again the next morning, and went on with his
method of explaining the terms of divine mercy, which
according to him consisted of nothing more, or more difficult,
than that of being sincerely desirous of it, and willing to accept
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from God The Invisible King by H. G. Wells:
follows conversion will reveal an entirely wrong and evil way of
living. It may be that the light has come to some rich idler doing
nothing but follow a pleasurable routine. Or to someone following
some highly profitable and amusing, but socially useless or socially
mischievous occupation. One may be an advocate at the disposal of
any man's purpose, or an actor or actress ready to fall in with any
theatrical enterprise. Or a woman may find herself a prostitute or
a pet wife, a mere kept instrument of indulgence. These are lives
of prey, these are lives of futility; the light of God will not
tolerate such lives. Here religion can bring nothing but a
severance from the old way of life altogether, a break and a