Evil cannot develop into good

I do not think that all who choose wrong roads perish; but their rescue consists in being put back on the right road. A [mathematical] sum [incorrectly worked] can be put right; but only by going back till you find the error and then working it fresh from that point. [It will] never [be corrected] by simply going on. Evil can be undone, but it cannot "develop" into good. Time does not heal it. The spell must be unwound. 


C. S. Lewis, The Great Divorce (New York: Macmillan Co., 1973), p. 6

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