Just Because, Politics

The World Today in the form of a letter

 A SCREWTAPE LETTER BY C. S. LEWIS

If you haven’t heard of these letters; you will do yourself a favor and learn something today!

This particular letter was published here today: https://fromrome.info/2021/02/22/we-are-living-in-a-screwtape-letter-by-c-s-lewis/

It describes our WORLD TODAY: Uncanny as it is!

C.S. Lewis wrote these words in his book “The Screwtape Letters” nearly 79 years ago. Amazing how this could have been written today:
′′One young devil asked the old man: “How did you manage to bring so many souls to hell?” The old devil answered: “I instilled fear in them!” Answers the youngster: “Great job!
And what were they afraid of? Wars? Hunger?” Answers the man: “No, they were afraid of the disease!” For this youngster: “Does this mean they didn’t get sick? Are they not dead? There was no rescue for them?”
The old man answered: “but no . . . they got sick, died, and the rescue was there.” The young devil, surprised, answered: “Then I don’t understand???” The old man answered: “You know they believed the only thing they have to keep at any cost is their lives.
They stopped hugging, greeting each other. They’ve moved away from each other. They gave up all social contacts and everything that was human! Later they ran out of money, lost their jobs, but that was their choice because they were afraid for their lives, that’s why they quit their jobs without even having bread.
They believed blindly everything they heard and read in the papers.
They gave up their freedoms, they didn’t leave their own homes literally anywhere. They stopped visiting family and friends.
The world turned into such a concentration camp, without forcing them into captivity.
They accepted everything!!!
Just to live at least one more miserable day . . . And so living, they died every day!!! And that’s how it was very easy for me to take their miserable souls to hell….. ′′


C.S. Lewis in 1942 – Old Devil’s Letters To Young

Daily Spur, Ragtag Daily Prompt / RDP

Dance the Masquerade

Apologizing for telling the truth in our society is a sequelae of liberalism.
Examining the actions of those on the left, proves those on the right are

RIGHT!

Here is our fight:
Paid puppets
licking the blood of innocent babies.
Sightless who can no longer see; living in darkness;
are we boys or girls they question, animals or human.
Yet, they want all to follow, the blind leading
as they dance with the devil!

Dance the masquerade
The pretense of joy —Oh Boy!
Tomorrow; the tears

Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro, Word Prompts

YET! — poetry in Haibun

My post here is an acceptance of Colleen Chesebro Challenge Tanka Poetry; her challenge is to use the synonyms for the words “Change and Defy” The numerous synonyms will be underlined.
To join our fun please click here and jump right in.

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My sojourn day by day, as time goes by, noticing that black is white and white, is now black. Life is altered, modified, and turned from winter to spring in lightning speed. Exchange can be good but just when I think I heard it all, the next day I am blown away by another adverse enlightenment.
My only reaction is to disregard, resist and dare to say NO!

The devil can cheer
near our habits, since he is
not inside our will!

 

YET!

 

My Haiku above a rephrase of Padre Pio’s quote below:

“healthy sign if the devil shouts and roars around your conscience since this shows that he is not inside your will.”
― Padre Pio

Word Prompts

Exorcism Story = Doppelganger

Today’s word prompt “Doppelganger” no doubt means different conclusions to different people.
Immediately when I realized what the word meant, (had to look it up) I was reminded of the time I had the pleasure of entertaining a well-known exorcist for dinner at my home many years ago.
Bishop Robert McKenna born in 1927 – 2015. You will find   McKenna
by searching his name much information about his gift of exorcism. Bishop McKenna using Latin, the official language of the Church begins the ritual of exorcism. Bishop McKenna begs God through prayer to free the demon-haunted person.

Getting back to my story when he was a guest in my home, he told me about one of the times when he was effecting an exorcism the sufferer, a man, actually walked out of his body, in other words, the person was standing while Bishop looked at him and suddenly there were two of them, exactly alike. The second one just walked out of the original person and stepped away about 5 feet from the man, then stepped back into him.
Now that in my mind was what I would call a “DOPPELGANGER.” Also in many real-life stories, a real cliffhanger ending.

 

Story with Bishop Robert Mckenna