Making the sign of the cross

Mosaic of many crosses

There is a passage in C. S. Lewis’ book, The Screwtape Letters, that helps explain the physical side of being spiritual.In his fourth letter, senior demon Screwtape holds forth on the subject of befuddling a new Christian in his prayers. He starts by mentioning a line from the romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge about how he prayed without “moving lips and bended knees.” Coleridge thought he nailed it well enough by merely feeling prayerful, a view that Screwtape endorses in the lines that fo … [Read more...]


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