• Friday, 8 December 2017

    C. S. LEWIS DAILY - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017 Screwtape offers a helpful image

    Prophecies for 2018 by Pastor E.A Adeboye

    C. S. Lewis Daily - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017


    Screwtape offers a helpful image
    C. S. LEWIS DAILY


    Think of your man as a series of concentric circles, his will being the innermost, his intellect coming next, and finally his fantasy. You can hardly hope, at once, to exclude from all the circles everything that smells of the Enemy: but you must keep on shoving all the virtues outward till they are finally located in the circle of fantasy, and all the desirable qualities inward into the Will. It is only in so far as they reach the Will and are there embodied in habits that the virtues are really fatal to us. (I don’t, of course, mean what the patient mistakes for his Will, the conscious fume and fret of resolutions and clenched teeth, but the real centre, what the Enemy calls the Heart.) All sorts of virtues painted in the fantasy or approved by the intellect or even, in some measure, loved and admired, will not keep a man from Our Father’s house: indeed they may make him more amusing when he gets there.


    From The Screwtape Letters
    Compiled in A Year with C.S. Lewis


    A daily passage from the writings of C.S. Lewis, one of the most beloved Christian authors of the 20th century (and author of the Narnia books).

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