Friday, August 26, 2011

The Friday Clive


(Senior devil Screwtape to junior devil Wormwood:)

"There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human's mind against the Enemy.  He (God) wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them.


Your patient will, of course, have picked up the notion that he must submit with patience to the Enemy's will.  What the Enemy means by this is primarily that he should accept with patience the tribulation which has actually been dealt out to him - the present anxiety and suspense.  It is about this that he is to say 'Thy will be done,' and for the daily task of bearing this that the daily bread will be provided."

The Screwtape Letters: With Screwtape Proposes a Toast

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