Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Screwtape Letters: A snippet from Letter #25

homer-simpson-and-trainer-lyle-mccarthyMy dear Wormwood,

.... We have trained them to think of the Future as a promised land which favoured heroes attain—not as something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.

Your affectionate uncle,

C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters (originally 1942; this edition: Harper Collins, 1996) 139.

1 comment:

  1. Ahh, yes, the future. Imagine that... it comes to us at the rate of sixty minutes an hour!

    The truth is we can only live in the present and we may fail to do that if we spend all our time and energy working on that ideal future, that promised land...