|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Vicar of Tours by Honore de Balzac:
recluses thought little about their food and lodging in the solitude
of their retreats, where they were lost in holy contemplations," and
that "in our days, priests could make a retreat for themselves in the
solitude of their own hearts." Then, reverting to Birotteau's affairs,
he added that "such disagreements were a novelty to him. For twelve
years nothing of the kind had occurred between Mademoiselle Gamard and
the venerable Abbe Chapeloud. As for himself, he might, no doubt, be
an arbitrator between the vicar and their landlady, because his
friendship for that person had never gone beyond the limits imposed by
the Church on her faithful servants; but if so, justice demanded that
he should hear both sides. He certainly saw no change in Mademoiselle
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac:
snatched a kiss, which was not refused.
"To-night!" he said, slipping hastily from the chapel.
Thanks to the darkness, he reached the great portal safely, gliding
from column to column in the long shadows which they cast athwart the
nave. An old canon suddenly issued from the confessional, came to the
side of the countess and closed the iron railing before which the page
was marching gravely up and down with the air of a watchman.
A strong light now announced the coming of the count. Accompanied by
several friends and by servants bearing torches, he hurried forward, a
naked sword in hand. His gloomy eyes seemed to pierce the shadows and
to rake even the darkest corners of the cathedral.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King James Bible:
covering of the altar:
NUM 16:40 To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no
stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense
before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as the
LORD said to him by the hand of Moses.
NUM 16:41 But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of
Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed
the people of the LORD.
NUM 16:42 And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered
against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle
of the congregation: and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of
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