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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 31

The thing you long for summons you away from the self. Even the desire for the thing lives only if you abandon it. This is the ultimate law—the seed dies to live, the bread must be cast upon the waters, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 30

On silence We may find a violence in some of the traditional imagery which tends to obscure the changelessness of God, the peace, which nearly all who approach Him have reported—the “still, small voice.” And it is here, I think, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 29

Let us suppose we possess parts of a novel or a symphony. Someone now brings us a newly discovered piece of manuscript and says, ‘This is the missing part of the work. This is the chapter on which the whole … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 28

On self understanding Be sure that the ins and outs of your individuality are no mystery to Him; and one day they will no longer be a mystery to you. From The Problem of Pain Compiled in Words to Live … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 27

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On the need to take care of oneself and not of things. 8 January 1963 I don’t mind betting that the things which ‘had to be done’ in your room didn’t really have to be done … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 26

Menelaus sat still. He had the sense that some outrage was being done to him. One could not argue with these foreign devils. He had never been clever. If Odysseus had been here he would have known what to say. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 25

Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith. I don’t agree at all. They are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 24

When human souls have become as perfect in voluntary obedience as the inanimate creation is in its lifeless obedience, then they will put on its glory, or rather that greater glory of which Nature is only the first sketch. For … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 23

On truth “I suppose there are two views about everything,” said Mark. “Eh? Two views? There are a dozen views about everything until you know the answer. Then there’s never more than one.” From That Hideous Strength Compiled in Words … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 22

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE, whose difficulties with her daughter and son-in-law continued: On the experience of forgiving; and on the tedium of dying. 6 July 1963 All one can say about Lorraine is that if she is really so brainwashed … Continue reading

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