|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from First Inaugural Address by Abraham Lincoln:
that any portion of the ills you fly from have no real existence?
Will you, while the certain ills you fly to are greater than all
the real ones you fly from--will you risk the commission of so
fearful a mistake?
All profess to be content in the Union if all Constitutional rights
can be maintained. Is it true, then, that any right, plainly written
in the Constitution, has been denied? I think not. Happily the human
mind is so constituted that no party can reach to the audacity of doing this.
Think, if you can, of a single instance in which a plainly written provision
of the Constitution has ever been denied. If by the mere force of numbers a
majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written Constitutional right,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Genesis 30: 1 And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and she said unto Jacob: 'Give me children, or else I die.'
Genesis 30: 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel; and he said: 'Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?'
Genesis 30: 3 And she said: 'Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; that she may bear upon my knees, and I also may be builded up through her.'
Genesis 30: 4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife; and Jacob went in unto her.
Genesis 30: 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son.
Genesis 30: 6 And Rachel said: 'God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son.' Therefore called she his name Dan.
Genesis 30: 7 And Bilhah Rachel's handmaid conceived again, and bore Jacob a second son.
Genesis 30: 8 And Rachel said: 'With mighty wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed.' And she called his name Naphtali.
Genesis 30: 9 When Leah saw that she had left off bearing, she took Zilpah her handmaid, and gave her to Jacob to wife.
Genesis 30: 10 And Zilpah Leah's handmaid bore Jacob a son.
Genesis 30: 11 And Leah said: 'Fortune is come!' And she called his name Gad.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Father Sergius by Leo Tolstoy:
She dressed hurriedly and silently, and when ready sat waiting in
her furs. The sledge-bells were heard outside.
'Father Sergius, forgive me!'
'Go away. God will forgive.'
'Father Sergius! I will change my life. Do not forsake me!'
'Forgive me--and give me your blessing!'
'In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy
Ghost!'--she heard his voice from behind the partition. 'Go!'
She burst into sobs and left the cell. The lawyer came forward
to meet her.