|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from In Darkest England and The Way Out by General William Booth:
through the shambles of our civilisation needs no such fantastic images
of the poet to teach him horror. Often and often, when I have seen the
young and the poor and the helpless go down before my eyes into the
morass, trampled underfoot by beasts of prey in human shape that haunt
these regions, it seemed as if God were no longer in His world, but
that in His stead reigned a fiend, merciless as Hell, ruthless as the
grave. Hard it is, no doubt, to read in Stanley's pages of the
slave-traders coldly arranging for the surprise of a village, the
capture of the inhabitants, the massacre of those who resist, and the
violation of all the women; but the stony streets of London, if they
could but speak, would tell of tragedies as awful, of ruin as complete,
In Darkest England and The Way Out
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Tanach:
2_Chronicles 23: 14 And Jehoiada the priest brought out the captains of hundreds that were set over the host, and said unto them: 'Have her forth between the ranks; and whoso followeth her, let him be slain with the sword'; for the priest said: 'Slay her not in the house of the LORD.'
2_Chronicles 23: 15 So they made way for her; and she went to the entry of the horse gate to the king's house; and they slew her there.
2_Chronicles 23: 16 And Jehoiada made a covenant between himself, and all the people, and the king, that they should be the LORD'S people.
2_Chronicles 23: 17 And all the people went to the house of Baal, and broke it down, and broke his altars and his images in pieces, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars.
2_Chronicles 23: 18 And Jehoiada appointed the offices of the house of the LORD under the hand of the priests the Levites, whom David had distributed in the house of the LORD, to offer the burnt-offerings of the LORD, as it is written in the Law of Moses, with rejoicing and with singing, according to the direction of David.
2_Chronicles 23: 19 And he set the porters at the gates of the house of the LORD, that none that was unclean in any thing should enter in.
2_Chronicles 23: 20 And he took the captains of hundreds, and the nobles, and the governors of the people, and all the people of the land, and brought down the king from the house of the LORD; and they came through the upper gate unto the king's house, and set the king upon the throne of the kingdom.
2_Chronicles 23: 21 So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet; and they slew Athaliah with the sword.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner:
seashore this way or that might destroy the action of the earth's great
But, it may be objected, "If there be absolutely no ground for the
formation of such an opinion, how comes it that, in one form or another, it
is so often expressed by persons who object to the entrance of woman into
new or intellectual fields of labour? Where there is smoke must there not
also be fire?" To which it must be replied, "Without fire, no smoke; but
very often the appearance of smoke where neither smoke nor fire exist!"
The fact that a statement is frequently made or a view held forms no
presumptive ground of its truth; but it is undoubtedly a ground for
supposing that there is an appearance or semblance which makes it appear