When facing temptation
I'll scratch underneath its surface
to identify the unmet needs and the fear
the particular forms that temptation is promising to relieve.
Then I'll hone my mind and visualize
the future that would really satisfy me.
I'll call forth the forces that will make it possible
and sacrifice my energy in that direction.
"Every temptation is an attempt by the devil to get us to live our lives independently of God."