|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Soul of a Bishop by H. G. Wells:
were manifest as necessary, understandable aspects of the
business of living.
It was no longer a riddle that little immediate things should
seem of more importance than great and final things. For man is a
creature thrusting his way up from the beast to divinity, from
the blindness of individuality to the knowledge of a common end.
We stand deep in the engagements of our individual lives looking
up to God, and only realizing in our moments of exaltation that
through God we can escape from and rule and alter the whole
world-wide scheme of individual lives. Only in phases of
illumination do we realize the creative powers that lie ready to
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll:
`What shall I repeat to her?' said Tweedledee, looking round at
Tweedledum with great solemn eyes, and not noticing Alice's question.
`"THE WALRUS AND THE CARPENTER" is the longest,' Tweedledum
replied, giving his brother an affectionate hug.
Tweedledee began instantly:
`The sun was shining--'
Here Alice ventured to interrupt him. `If it's VERY long,' she
said, as politely as she could, `would you please tell me first
Tweedledee smiled gently, and began again:
`The sun was shining on the sea,
Through the Looking-Glass
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mansion by Henry van Dyke:
from their use in the church--at first with a touch of
and then more confidently. For as they went on his sense of
strangeness and fear at his new experience diminished, and his
began to take on their habitual assurance and complacency. Were
people going to the Celestial City? And was not he in his right
among them? He had always looked forward to this journey.