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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 18

Screwtape twists the gift of pleasure: Never forget that when we are dealing with any pleasure in its healthy and normal and satisfying form, we are, in a sense, on the Enemy’s ground. I know we have won many a … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 13

On silence [The demon Screwtape writes:] Music and silence—how I detest them both! How thankful we should be that ever since our Father entered Hell—though longer ago than humans, reckoning in light years, could express—no square inch of infernal space … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 9

Screwtape offers a helpful image: 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 … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 3

Screwtape shows Wormwood how to transform a minor trespass into a major sin: Success here depends on confusing him. If you try to make him explicitly and professedly proud of being a Christian, you will probably fail; the Enemy’s warnings … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 25

Screwtape expands on developing church participation for evil ends: Surely you know that if a man can’t be cured of churchgoing, the next best thing is to send him all over the neighbourhood looking for the church that ‘suits’ him … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 22

The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid “dens of crime” that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 6

Screwtape advises Wormwood on using time to wear down a soul: The Enemy has guarded him from you through the first great wave of temptations. But, if only he can be kept alive, you have time itself for your ally. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 25

On pleasure [The demon Screwtape writes:] [God, the “Enemy,” is] a hedonist at heart. All those fasts and vigils and stakes and crosses are only a facade. Or only like foam on the sea shore. Out at sea, out in … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 22

On time [The demon Screwtape writes:] The humans live in time but our Enemy destines them to eternity. He therefore, I believe, wants them to attend chiefly to two things, to eternity itself, and to that point of time which … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 15

Screwtape strategizes with Wormwood, using Time as a weapon: I had noticed, of course, that the humans were having a lull in their European war—what they naïvely call ‘The War’!—and am not surprised that there is a corresponding lull in … Continue reading

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