A Demon’s Advice on Prayer

The following is something I posted in 2015.  I was reminded of it when talking with a friend about how we both felt overwhelmed by people’s needs.  This is a particular problem in our age when mass media and social media can make us aware of needs and problems half a world away, things we…

A Demon’s Advice on Prayer

Recently, I began re-reading CS Lewis’s classic, The Screwtape Letters.  For the uninitiated, Screwtape is a series of letters in which a senior demon, Screwtape, instructs a junior demon, Wormwood, on the finer points of capturing a human soul.  The letters begin when Wormwood’s subject is an atheist; they end after Wormwood’s subject becomes a Christian and later…