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“Do I really smother my own joy because I believe that anger achieves more then love? That Satan’s way is more powerful, more practical, more fulfilling in my daily life than Jesus’ way?
Why else get angry?
Isn’t is because I think complaining, exasperation, resentment will pound me up into the full like I really want?
When I choose - and it is a choice -
to crush the joy with bitterness, am I not purposefully choosing to take the way of the Prince of Darkness?
Choosing the angry way of Lucifer because I think it is more effective - more expedient - than giving thanks?

The well is always there. And I choose not to see it.
Don’t I really want joy?
Don’t I really want the fullest life?

In his presence is fullness of joy.
He is in this moment.”

~Ann Voskamp, 
One Thousand Gifts pg 126, 130, 131
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