|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Blue Flower by Henry van Dyke:
They would go without him. He would lose his quest.
But if he went on now, the man would surely die. If
Artaban stayed, life might be restored. His spirit throbbed
and fluttered with the urgency of the crisis. Should he risk
the great reward of his faith for the sake of a single deed of
charity? Should he turn aside, if only for a moment, from the
following of the star, to give a cup of cold water to a poor,
"God of truth and purity," he prayed, "direct me in the
holy path, the way of wisdom which Thou only knowest."
Then he turned back to the sick man. Loosening
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley:
out how those differences came about. You must learn Madam How's
alphabet before you can read her book. And Madam How's alphabet
of animals and plants is, Species, Kinds of things. You must see
which are like, and which unlike; what they are like in, and what
they are unlike in. You are beginning to do that with your
collection of butterflies. You like to arrange them, and those
that are most like nearest to each other, and to compare them.
You must do that with thousands of different kinds of things
before you can read one page of Madam How's Natural History Book
But it will take so much time and so much trouble.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Disputation of the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences by Dr. Martin Luther:
12.  Verus thesaurus ecclesie est sacrosanctum euangelium
glorie et gratie dei.
13.  Hic autem est merito odiosissimus, quia ex primis facit
14.  Thesaurus autem indulgentiarum merito est gratissimus,
quia ex novissimis facit primos.
15.  Igitur thesauri Euangelici rhetia sunt, quibus olim
piscabantur viros divitiarum.
16.  Thesauri indulgentiarum rhetia sunt, quibus nunc
piscantur divitias virorum.
17.  Indulgentie, quas concionatores vociferantur maximas