Words For Wednesday – Lewis

Posted: October 3, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Last weekend, I was privileged to teach  the second part of a seminar on the Spiritual Disciplines. Doing the research in preparation for presenting this material has been a humbling and eye-opening experience, and has led to a greater understanding of the connection between faith and action…between merely believing in something, and living based on that belief.

Then I pick up a copy of C.S. Lewis “The Screwtape Letters”, and here is the same truth, expressed much more elegantly than I ever said it – once again, I will let the master have his last words, as Uncle Screwtape reminds his nephew Wormwood to keep his “subject” distracted and busy with unworthy things:

“…for they constantly forget what you must always remember – that they are animals, and that whatever their bodies do affects their souls.” (emphasis added)

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