Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis- Book Study – **POSTPONED**
** The Lenten Book Study will be postponed for now. Please continue to check the website for updates. Thank you.**
Have you ever wondered why sometimes you succeed spiritually and sometimes you fail? Are there in fact spiritual forces at work against us, and how might they operate? What are their tricks; how do they succeed in knocking us off course? Is the Devil real; and if so, is there a way to spot him, to see his actions in our lives?
There is an old expression, “know thine enemy” and this Lent we are going to do exactly that in our seven-week study of CS Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters. Written after Lewis’ brother narrowly escaped from the Nazis at Dunkirk, the Screwtape Letters are 31 short letters from a senior demon named, Screwtape, to a junior tempter named, Wormwood. Wormwood has just been given his first human, a young man (referred to as “the patient”) to corrupt and secure for eternity. This book was an enormous influence on Fr. Rodriguez, as it made him see the spiritual warfare in his own life and the solution that only Jesus Christ can give.
This seven-week class will be held on Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:15 PM starting on Thursday, February 27th in the Education Building. Please consider this study as a central element of your Lenten disciplines as we seek to understand the nature of temptation and the weapons that Jesus gives to us to combat it. If you have any questions regarding the study, please email Fr. Josh Gritter at [email protected]