|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Zechariah 7: 6 And when ye eat, and when ye did drink, are ye not they that eat, and they that drink?
Zechariah 7: 7 Should ye not hearken to the words which the LORD hath proclaimed by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, and the South and the Lowland were inhabited?'
Zechariah 7: 8 And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah, saying:
Zechariah 7: 9 'Thus hath the LORD of hosts spoken, saying: Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassion every man to his brother;
Zechariah 7: 10 and oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.
Zechariah 7: 11 But they refused to attend, and turned a stubborn shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they might not hear.
Zechariah 7: 12 Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by His spirit by the hand of the former prophets; therefore came there great wrath from the LORD of hosts.
Zechariah 7: 13 And it came to pass that, as He called, and they would not hear; so they shall call, and I will not hear, said the LORD of hosts;
Zechariah 7: 14 but I will scatter them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they have not known. Thus the land was desolate after them, so that no man passed through nor returned; for they l
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo:
seated beside a candle in the public room of the tavern, pen in hand,
was making out the bill for the traveller with the yellow coat.
His wife, standing beside him, and half bent over him, was following
him with her eyes. They exchanged not a word. On the one hand,
there was profound meditation, on the other, the religious
admiration with which one watches the birth and development
of a marvel of the human mind. A noise was audible in the house;
it was the Lark sweeping the stairs.
After the lapse of a good quarter of an hour, and some erasures,
Thenardier produced the following masterpiece:--
BILL OF THE GENTLEMAN IN No. 1.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The United States Bill of Rights:
speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district
wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have
been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature
and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him;
to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor,
and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed
twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved,
and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise re-examined in any court
of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.