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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 13

The poet is not a man who asks me to look at him; he is a man who says “look at that” and points; the more I follow the pointing of his finger the less I can possible see of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 12

Those Divine demands which sound to our natural ears most like those of a despot and least like those of a lover, in fact marshal us where we should want to go if we knew what we wanted. He demands … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 11

“And now hear your task. Far from here in the land of Narnia there lives an aged king who is sad because he has no prince of his blood to be king after him. He has no heir because his … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 10

On the present moment Never, in peace or war, commit your virtue or your happiness to the future. Happy work is best done by the man who takes his long-term plans somewhat lightly and works from moment to moment “as … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 9

THE DAY WITH A WHITE MARK All day I have been tossed and whirled in a preposterous happiness: Was it elf in the blood? Or a bird in the brain? Or even part Of the cloudy crested, fifty-league-long, loud uplifted … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 8

Those who say ‘The more I see of men the better I like dogs’—those who find in animals a relief from the demands of human companionship –will be well advised to examine their real reasons. From The Four Loves

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 7

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: What sort of a lover am I to think so much about my affliction and so much less about hers? Even the insane call, ‘Come back,’ is all for my own sake. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 6

On love There are two kinds of love: we love wise and kind and beautiful people because we need them, but we love (or try to love) stupid and disagreeable people because they need us. This second kind is the … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 5

“I see I’m making myself unpopular,” [Scudamour] went on, “just as Dr Ransom did the other day. Well, I dare say I am rather poor company at present. You will wait till you see yourselves in Othertime, and we’ll find … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 4

A good shoe is a shoe you don’t notice. Good reading becomes possible when you need not consciously think about eyes, or light, or print, or spelling. The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our … Continue reading

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