|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Complete Poems of Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
Come to the bar!
Yea, even to the bench.
Take off your hat.
My hat offendeth not.
If it offendeth any, let him take it;
For I shall not resist.
Take off his hat.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Concerning Christian Liberty by Martin Luther:
should do that they might work the works of God, rejected the
multitude of works, with which He saw that they were puffed up,
and commanded them one thing only, saying, "This is the work of
God: that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent, for Him hath God
the Father sealed" (John vi. 27, 29).
Hence a right faith in Christ is an incomparable treasure,
carrying with it universal salvation and preserving from all
evil, as it is said, "He that believeth and is baptised shall be
saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned" (Mark xvi. 16).
Isaiah, looking to this treasure, predicted, "The consumption
decreed shall overflow with righteousness. For the Lord God of