Screwtape Letters Part 8: Repost

UPDATE: This is a repost (with certain edits/improvements) of my most popular blog series in honor of the 50th anniversary of C.S. Lewis’ death.

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screwtape-classicChapter 9

Uncle Screwtape says,

“Never forget that when we [demons] are dealing with any [human] pleasure in its healthy and normal and satisfying form we are, in a sense, on the Enemy’s ground.”

Emphasis has been added to draw your attention to the critical wording of this sentence. These three words – healthy, normal, satisfying – dramatically qualify the statement. Without these qualifiers, the sentence takes on a completely different and opposite meaning.

Take some time to let this settle into your heart.

Further to the topic of the Christian and true pleasure, I recommend John Piper’s book, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist. Don’t be fooled by the title, there is nothing immoral within. Quite the opposite, in fact.

To be continued . . .

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