|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Large Catechism by Dr. Martin Luther:
torn therefrom. For as in a good government it is not only necessary
that there be those who build and govern well, but also those who make
defense, afford protection and maintain it firmly, so here likewise,
although we have prayed for the greatest need, for the Gospel, faith,
and the Holy Ghost, that He may govern us and redeem us from the power
of the devil, we must also pray that His will be done. For there will
be happenings quite strange if we are to abide therein, as we shall
have to suffer many thrusts and blows on that account from everything
that ventures to oppose and prevent the fulfillment of the two
petitions that precede.
For no one believes how the devil opposes and resists them, and cannot
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Wheels of Chance by H. G. Wells:
The pause was unexpected. Jessie had some trouble with a crumb.
Mr. Hoopdriver's face passed through several phases of surprise.
Then he saw the explanation. "Had an accident?"
"I can hardly call it an accident. The wheels suddenly refused to
go round. I found myself about five miles from here with an
absolutely immobile machine."
"Ow!" said Mr. Hoopdriver, trying to seem intelligent, and Jessie
glanced at this insane person.
"It appears," said the clergyman, satisfied with the effect he
had created, "that my man carefully washed out the bearings with
paraffin, and let the machine dry without oiling it again. The
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Adventure by Jack London:
"But I don't want to go away," she objected with rueful
"A chaperone, then--"
"No, nor a chaperone."
"But you surely don't expect me to go around shooting every
slanderer in the Solomons that opens his mouth?" he demanded
"No, nor that either," she answered with quick impulsiveness.
"I'll tell you what we'll do. We'll get married and put a stop to
it all. There!"