Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Screwtape Letters

Very interesting. It was so hard to really understand the book. Just understanding how C.S. Lewis could get in the mind set to write it. That baffled me. Reading his little excerpt at the end he explained how hard it was for him, that he just had this dark mood around him while writing it.

Anyhow, he addresses some topics that are all around us and I know I don't always recognize them as being temptations from devils, but I believe they really are. I read it a while ago - I have plenty of time to read on the bus on the way home from work. So I'm trying to recall all my thoughts.

The part that I liked most was when Screwtape was talking about the way they torture women with the media. He said how they doctored the photos of women to look far too skinny resembling the figure of a boy. A figure that a full-bodied woman can never achieve.

I think that has always been a struggle for me. The media portrays this all around us and I know how modified everything is, but it's so easy to succumb to those worldly tendencies and compare ourselves. And to not feel thin enough or pretty enough or whatever enough. It is a torture. We just need to recognize it for what it is. It is Satan's way of getting between us and our father in heaven.

It's an interesting book, not my favorite because it's just so weird to think about. I think he did an amazing job and I liked the outcome in the end. It's just so odd.

If you have time I'd love to know what you think.

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