C.S. Lewis Daily

I am loving the new “C.S. Lewis Daily” at Bible Gateway. Sign up for a quick daily reading from Lewis here.

Here is today’s reading:

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 His sea, there is pleasure, and more pleasure. He makes no secret of it; at His right hand are “pleasures for evermore.” Ugh! Don’t think He has the least inkling of that high and austere mystery to which we rise in the Miserific Vision. He’s vulgar, Wormwood. He has a bourgeois mind. He has filled His world full of pleasures. There are things for humans to do all day long without His minding in the least—sleeping, washing, eating, drinking, making love, playing, praying, working. Everything has to be twisted before it’s any use to us. We fight under cruel disadvantages. Nothing is naturally on our side.

From The Screwtape Letters
Compiled in Words to Live By

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Mike Windley is Lead Pastor of The Bridge Community Church in Morrisville, NC.
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One Response to C.S. Lewis Daily

  1. atothewr says:

    Thanks for the link to that. Will look into it.

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