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We must have something concrete in which to rejoice, not in just anything, but in Christ. It is not that all other joys should be taken away from us, but these are not the joys that last.…We cannot truly live without a continuous joy, a joy that endures. We must seek this joy. We look for it in Christ because in him a new future, a new goal, has opened before us.

Source: Action in Waiting