|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson:
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare:
My poor body, madam, requires it: I am driven on by the
flesh; and he must needs go that the devil drives.
Is this all your worship's reason?
Faith, madam, I have other holy reasons, such as they are.
May the world know them?
I have been, madam, a wicked creature, as you and all flesh
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Barlaam and Ioasaph by St. John of Damascus:
therefore shall I give thee for all these benefits? God is he
that shall make the due recompense." Thus saying, he pressed
many kisses on his beloved son; then, when he had prayed, and
said, "Into thy hands, O God, thou lover of men, do I commit my
spirit," he committed his soul unto the Lord in penitence and
Now, when Ioasaph had honoured with his tears his father that was
dead, and had reverently cared for his body, he buried him in a
sepulchre wherein devout men lay; not indeed clad in royal
raiment, but robed in the garment of penitence. Standing on the
sepulchre, and lifting up his hands to heaven, the tears