during the big clean out, i found my old copy of
'the screwtape letters' by c.s. lewis.
i remember them as being really clever and wanted to read
the book again.
i'm figurin' you guys know, but just in case you don't...
screwtape is the uncle of another devil. and he's writing
his nephew and instructing him on how to win the soul over
of us nephew's 'patient.'
each chapter is a letter.
i am stunned at how brilliant the book is.
i knew it was good and clever...but i am in awe of this
i read this paragraph tonite and have to share it......
it's screwtape doin' his advising about his nephew's patient.
'the Enemy' referred to is god.
which you'd know if you were reading it...but just in case....
"We want him to be in the maximum uncertainty, so that his mind
will be filled with contradictory pictures of the future, every one
of which arouses hope or fear. There is nothing like suspense
and anxiety for barricading a human's mind against the Enemy.
He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is
to keep them thinking about what will happen to them.'
the entire book is filled with gems like that..........
i loved that one as that's pretty much where my head's been
the last couple of days.
i read that and saw myself and laughed.
definitely needed that pointed out........