C. S. Lewis on a chief concern of the satanic hosts

Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do our Enemy’s will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.

C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters, “senior demon Screwtape” addressing “his nephew Wormwood, a Junior Tempter…” from Dennis and Janet Fisher, A Day With C. S. Lewis: A Spiritual Journey Into Fascinating Worlds Travel Guide, 11.

The “Enemy” here of course is God.

prayer for the third Sunday of Epiphany

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer