1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people.
Well, I'm in the kitchen, so the nearest thing to me was the Bible on the table so here ya go:
"I have baptized you in water, but He Himself will baptize you in the Holy Spirit. And in those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John. And immediately, coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens being parted and the Spirit as a dove descending upon Him. And a voice came out of the heavens: You are My Son, the Beloved; in You I have found my delight. And immediately the Spirit thrust Him out into the wilderness. And He was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan; and He was with the wild animals, and the angels ministered to Him. And after John was delivered up, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God has drawn near."
And since that wasn't my book, I ran down to my room and grabbed the first book I saw, 'Jane Austen: The Completed Novels'.
" '...You may guess, after all these expences, how very far we must be from being rich, and how acceptable Mrs. Ferrars's kindness is.'
'Certainly,' said Elinor, 'and assistend by her liberality, I hope you may yet live to be in easy circumstances.'
'Another year or two may do much towards it,' he gravely replied; 'but however there is still a great deal to be done. There is not a stone laid of Fanny's greenhouse, and nothing but the plan of the flower-garden marked out.'
'Where is the green-house to be?'
'Upon the knoll behind the house. The old walnut trees are all come down to make room for it...'
-Sense and Sensibility
And I'm breaking the last rule. I'm not tagging anyone. However, if you happen to read this and want to do it, feel free to do so. Have a nice day!