Waking up

I came across a quote from C.S. Lewis’s, The Screwtape Letters.

 

He gives a description of Hell,

 

‘It is a state of mind where everyone is perpetually concerned about their own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance and where everyone lives in the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance and resentment…something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the offices of a thoroughly nasty business concern…Everyone wishes everyone else’s discrediting demotion and ruin, everyone is an expert in the confidential report, the pretended alliance, the stab in the back

 

Do we see these things in our world today?

 

How many reputations are ruined by false reporting in the media or in other ways?

 

Listening to some political debates and name-calling…

 

Corruption, greed, controlling others, abuse of various types…

 

What our God wants is for us to accept healing and forgiveness. We are called to live the now with integrity. We are called to make amends…

 

We can get stuck in the past or just look at the future…

 

Now is the moment of grace…

 

Now is the time to live by the truth in compassion and love…

 

We are invited to accept being loved and to love…

 

We are invited to wake up…