Thursday, July 09, 2009

Ah, noble causes & how the devil works - on the other hand CARITAS IN VERITATE (prayers, sacraments & charity) is our light of hope

tip to D'artagnan

The above video is from The Screwtape Letters, a masterpiece from CS Lewis, where John Cleese reads Letter 7 discussing noble causes.

Screwtape writes to Wormwood:
“Once you have made the World an end, and faith a means, you have almost won your man, and it makes very little difference what kind of worldly end he is pursuing. Provided that meetings, pamphlets, policies, movements, causes, and crusades, matter more to him than prayers and sacraments and charity, he is ours—and the more ‘religious’ (on those terms) the more securely ours....”
For those who have not read The Screwtape Letters; In the body of the thirty-one letters which make up the book, Screwtape gives Wormwood detailed advice on various methods of undermining faith and promoting sin in his Patient, interspersed with observations on human nature and Christian doctrine.

We look forward to The Screwtape Letters, the movie 'in development' hopefully scheduled for a 2010 release.

But in the meantime (and ordinary time), remember to stay immersed in prayer, sacraments and charity as outlined by Pope Benedict XVI in his latest Encyclical Letter, CARITAS IN VERITATE

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