Apples of Gold & Galatians 5:22

In a book length study of “The Fruits of the Spirit”, we read:

“Joy is the satisfaction that comes when we find that for which we’ve been looking.”

Now this is a good insight into the fleeting quality of Joy, which appears not to be the thing sought but the result of finding something else.  However, it is a rather gray sentence, a little bit surprising actually, as the author is a professor of theology and philosophy.

We changed it to this:

Joy arrives when we find what we need.

15 words to 8; a bit more punch, and rhetorically useful.

So dear Fresh Reader, which do you prefer? Do you have a better way to say it.

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