I thought that the screw tape letters were a very interesting way of trying to figure out what’s going on inside the Devil’s mind. One line that stuck out to me the most was when he said “indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one.” This line hits pretty hard, people aren’t just born going down the path of hell or they don’t just decide to switch directions on the highway in a second. The process that Screwtape is using is very subtle and takes many small events to change a person and the way they live.
The last thing that I found very interesting about this reading was how Screwtape said that he was glad the patient was still a church goer. I didn’t understand what this meant until Screwtape expanded on the idea and said that it was easier to fool him into doing the wrong thing because the patient thought that all of his faults were made up by being a Christian. I feel like it’s very easy for a Christian to do the wrong thing because they know they can be forgiven and that we have Jesus. Sometimes we can forget that we should be doing the best we can at all times to be the best we can be.