|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Koran:
God, and were averse from fighting strenuously with their wealth and
their persons in God's way, and said, 'March not forth in the heat.'
Say, 'The fire of hell is hotter still, if ye could but discern!'
Let them then laugh little, and let them weep much, as a recompense
for that which they have earned!
But if God bring thee back to a sect of them, and they ask thee then
for leave to sally forth; say, 'Ye shall by no means ever sally
forth with me, nor shall ye ever fight a foe with me! verily, ye
were content to sit at home the first time, sit ye then now with those
who stay behind.'
Pray not for any one of them who dies, and stand not by his tomb;
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Jeremiah 9: 3 (9:2) And they bend their tongue, their bow of falsehood; and they are grown mighty in the land, but not for truth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and Me they know not, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 9: 4 (9:3) Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother; for every brother acteth subtly, and every neighbour goeth about with slanders.
Jeremiah 9: 5 (9:4) And they deceive every one his neighbour, and truth they speak not; they have taught their tongue to speak lies, they weary themselves to commit iniquity.
Jeremiah 9: 6 (9:5) Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know Me, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 9: 7 (9:6) Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts: behold, I will smelt them, and try them; for how else should I do, because of the daughter of My people?
Jeremiah 9: 8 (9:7) Their tongue is a sharpened arrow, it speaketh deceit; one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth wait for him.
Jeremiah 9: 9 (9:8) Shall I not punish them for these things? saith the LORD; shall not My soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
Jeremiah 9: 10 (9:9) For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the pastures of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none passeth through. And they hear not the voice of the cattle; both the fowl of the heavens and the beast are fled, and gone.
Jeremiah 9: 11 (9:10) And I will make Jerusalem heaps, a lair of jackals; and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without an inhabitant.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde:
The Duchess of Berwick
Lady Agatha Carlisle