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By Todd Fife
Seeley Lake Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 

The Veruca Complex and Patience


Remember Veruca Salt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? She sang: “I want a party with roomfuls of laughter, Ten thousand tons of ice cream, And if I don’t get the things I am after, I’m going to scream! I want the works,

I want the whole works!

Presents and prizes and sweets and surprises in all shapes and sizes, And now! I don’t care how, I want it now!”

Didn’t she get what was coming to her and isn’t this “Veruca Complex” very evident in our culture today?

In a recent sermon on patience, the speaker told of a study conducted at Stanford University in the 1960’s...

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