|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Pocket Diary Found in the Snow by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
quite dark, a gloomy stormy winter evening. Muller had taken his
place on the box of his cab and sat peering out into the darkness.
In spite of the sharp wind and the ice that blew against his face the
detective could see that they were going out from the more closely
built up portions of the city, and were now in new streets with
half-finished houses. Soon they passed even these and were outside
of the city. The way was lonely and dreary, bordered by wooden
fences on both sides. Muller looked sharply to right and to left.
"You should have become alarmed here," he said to the driver,
pointing to one part of the fence.
"Why?" asked the man.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Smalcald Articles by Dr. Martin Luther:
is required for a single mortal sin. Nevertheless, confidence
was placed upon our work of satisfaction, and if the
satisfaction could have been perfect, confidence would have
been placed in it entirely, and neither faith nor Christ would
have been of use. But this confidence was impossible. For
although any one had done penance in that way for a hundred
years, he would still not have known whether he had finished
his penance. That meant forever to do penance and never to
come to repentance.
Here now the Holy See at Rome, coming to the aid of the poor
Church, invented indulgences, whereby it forgave and remitted
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dreams by Olive Schreiner:
When they came to the dark ravine where the icicles hang from the rocks--
for Love and Life must pass through strange drear places--there, where all
is cold, and the snow lies thick, he took their freezing hands and held
them against his beating little heart, and warmed them--and softly he drew
them on and on.
And when they came beyond, into the land of sunshine and flowers, strangely
the great eyes lit up, and dimples broke out upon the face. Brightly
laughing, it ran over the soft grass; gathered honey from the hollow tree;
and brought it them on the palm of its hand; carried them water in the
leaves of the lily, and gathered flowers and wreathed them round their