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An Exercise in Screwtaping

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 5:20

Fool! If you cannot stop the girl from visiting her mother each week, then at least ensure that it isn’t “in His name!” Their benevolent plans have disrupted months of planning! Didn’t you hear their loving intentions? And I’ll be dashed if they don’t follow through.

You must rectify the problem immediately.

Gossip is the key. Remind them of someone for whom they share mutual dislike.

What in the name of satire—? Confused by the devilish tone? Intrigued by the irony? This post is part of a Screwtaping series. Check out the full story (and more Tempts) here.

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Jenny Harris
Jenny is a star-gazing, book-clubbing mother of two. She has a Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, which is mildly comical (but also a boon in parenting and relationships). Her kids will attest that she’s crazy about reading aloud, time out of doors, and creative play. Her family’s goal is the “abundant life,” as prescribed by Jesus. You can read more posts by Jenny here.

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