January 15, 2021
Today I’m going to give us all a rest from speculative news.
Instead, I want to share this poignant post by a fellow blogger …
′′One young devil asks the older one: “How did you manage to bring so many souls to hell?”
The old devil answered: “I instilled fear in them!”
For this said the youngster: “Does this mean they didn’t get sick? Are they not dead? Was there no rescue for them?”
The old devil answered: “but no . . . they got sick, and died, and yet the rescue was there.”
The young devil, surprised, answered: “Then I don’t understand???”
The old devil answered: “You know they believed (and still do) that 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 to go 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 whilst 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 – ′′ Old Devil’s Letters To Young ′′ 1942