|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians by Martin Luther:
and repress the lust and desires of the flesh by the Spirit. Not everybody
can resist temptations with equal facilities. Imperfections are bound to
show up. But this does not prevent them from being holy. Their
unintentional lapses are forgiven if they pull themselves together by faith
in Christ. God forbid that we should sit in hasty judgment on those who
are weak in faith and life, as long as they love the Word of God and make
use of the supper of the Lord.
I thank God that He has permitted me to see (what as a monk I so earnestly
desired to see) not one but many saints, whole multitudes of true saints. Not
the kind of saints the papists admire, but the kind of saints Christ wants. I
am sure I am one of Christ's true saints. I am baptized. I believe that
|The fourth excerpt represents the element of Earth. It speaks of physical influences and the impact of the unseen on the visible world, and is drawn from Rezanov by Gertrude Atherton:
hers. It lingered, and she stared up at him, help-
lessly, her eyes wide, her lips parted. She reminded
him of a rabbit caught in a trap, and he had a sud-
den and violent revulsion of feeling. He rose and
offered his arm. "I should be a brute if I kept you
talking out here. Slip off and go to bed. I shall
start the guests, for I am very tired myself."
He did not talk with her again for several days. He
called in state, but remained only a few moments.
His officers went to several impromptu dances at