In his explanation of the parable, Capon hypothesizes that Jesus gives his disciples only what they can handle. He gives them a dog biscuit. (see, Mark 7:27-28).
the line between attraction, affection, and the multiple uses of the word “love” is impossible to sort out. The goal of the demons is to take this situation and mold it and use it to draw us away from God. Instead of sexual attraction being the building block of a deeper more intimate relationship that comes to mirror God’s relationship with humanity, it simply becomes its own end.
This week, we are reading through and discussing letters 13-16 of C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters. Letter 15 – The Present: In this letter, Screwtape instructs his nephew on the differences between the past, the present, the future, and the eternal. According to Screwtape, it is only in the Present where Eternity breaks through. Therefore, …