|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Rescue by Joseph Conrad:
Hassim's companions garrisoned the old hulk, and Jorgenson, left
in charge, prowled about from stem to stern, taciturn and
anxiously faithful to his trust. He had been received with
astonishment, respect--and awe. Belarab visited him often.
Sometimes those whom he had known in their prime years ago,
during a struggle for faith and life, would come to talk with the
white man. Their voices were like the echoes of stirring events,
in the pale glamour of a youth gone by. They nodded their old
heads. Do you remember?--they said. He remembered only too well!
He was like a man raised from the dead, for whom the fascinating
trust in the power of life is tainted by the black scepticism of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
To link with him that were not lawful chosen.
Thereon I pawn my credit and mine honour.
But is he gracious in the people's eye?
The more that Henry was unfortunate.
Then further, all dissembling set aside,
Tell me for truth the measure of his love
Unto our sister Bona.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians by Martin Luther:
VERSES 11, 12. But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which
was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of
man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
This passage constitutes Paul's chief defense against the accusations of
his opponents. He maintains under oath that he received his Gospel not
from men, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
In declaring that his Gospel is not after man, Paul does not merely wish
to state that his Gospel is not mundane. The false apostles made the same
claim for their gospel. Paul means to say that he learned his Gospel not in
the usual and accepted manner through the agency of men by hearing,
reading, or writing. He received the Gospel by special revelation directly