Welcome to this week’s episode of the Screwtape Letters podcast, where we’re exploring the themes of humility and pride in Letters 27 and 29 of CS Lewis’ masterpiece.
In Letter 27, Lewis shows us the danger of pride and self-importance, as Screwtape warns Wormwood of the potential downfall of the “patient” if he allows himself to become proud of his spiritual achievements. Screwtape argues that by inflating the “patient’s” ego, he’ll be less likely to see his own faults and more susceptible to the traps of the enemy.
In Letter 29, Lewis takes us deeper into the theme of humility, as Screwtape encourages Wormwood to use the “patient’s” false sense of humility as a means of leading him away from God. Screwtape argues that by encouraging the “patient” to believe that he is too unworthy to receive God’s grace, he’ll be less likely to accept it and more likely to fall into the traps of pride and self-righteousness.
Join us as we unpack the wisdom and insights of Letters 27 and 29, and explore their relevance in our modern world. Gil and John will provide their unique perspectives and experiences, helping us to understand the power of humility and the dangers of pride.
So tune in to this episode of the Screwtape Letters podcast, and let’s discover together the importance of staying humble and relying on God, even in the face of success or failure.