|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon:
part, disseminate strange slanders among the people. Having
thus excited the minds of good men, they have first given
occasion to this controversy, and now endeavor, by the same
arts, to increase the discord. For Your Imperial Majesty will
undoubtedly find that the form of doctrine and of ceremonies
with us is not so intolerable as these ungodly and malicious
men represent. Besides, the truth cannot be gathered from
common rumors or the revilings of enemies. But it can readily
be judged that nothing would serve better to maintain the
dignity of ceremonies, and to nourish reverence and pious
devotion among the people than if the ceremonies were observed
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Door in the Wall, et. al. by H. G. Wells:
shouted as if in answer. Nunez bawled again, and then once more,
and as he gestured ineffectually the word "blind" came up to the
top of his thoughts. "The fools must be blind," he said.
When at last, after much shouting and wrath, Nunez crossed the
stream by a little bridge, came through a gate in the wall, and
approached them, he was sure that they were blind. He was sure
that this was the Country of the Blind of which the legends told.
Conviction had sprung upon him, and a sense of great and rather
enviable adventure. The three stood side by side, not looking at
him, but with their ears directed towards him, judging him by his
unfamiliar steps. They stood close together like men a little
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Psalms 35: 24 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to Thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.
Psalms 35: 25 Let them not say in their heart: 'Aha, we have our desire'; let them not say: 'We have swallowed him up.'
Psalms 35: 26 Let them be ashamed and abashed together that rejoice at my hurt; let them be clothed with shame and confusion that magnify themselves against me.
Psalms 35: 27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that delight in my righteousness; yea, let them say continually: 'Magnified be the LORD, who delighteth in the peace of His servant.'
Psalms 35: 28 And my tongue shall speak of Thy righteousness, and of Thy praise all the day.
Psalms 36: 1 (36:1) For the Leader. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD. (36:2) Transgression speaketh to the wicked, methinks-- there is no fear of God before his eyes.
Psalms 36: 2 (36:3) For it flattereth him in his eyes, until his iniquity be found, and he be hated.
Psalms 36: 3 (36:4) The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit; he hath left off to be wise, to do good.
Psalms 36: 4 (36:5) He deviseth iniquity upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.
Psalms 36: 5 (36:6) Thy lovingkindness, O LORD, is in the heavens; Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the skies.
Psalms 36: 6 (36:7) Thy righteousness is like the mighty mountains; Thy judgments are like the great deep; man and beast Thou preservest, O LORD.