Category Archives: Devotions

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 13

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On how to rehearse for death and how to diminish fear. 17 June 1963 Pain is terrible, but surely you need not have fear as well? Can you not see death as the friend and deliverer? … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 12

Unless the religious claims of the Bible are again acknowledged, its literary claims will, I think, be given only “mouth honour” and that decreasingly. . . It is, if you like to put it that way, not merely a sacred … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 11

When the cravings went, nearly all that I called myself went with it. It was as if my whole soul had been one tooth and now that tooth was drawn. I was a gap. And now I thought I had … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 10

If you do not take the distinction between good and bad very seriously, then it is easy to say that anything you find in this world is a part of God. But, of course, if you think some things really … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 9

TO ARTHUR GREEVES: On the seven deadly sins. 10 February 1930 When I said that your besetting sin was Indolence and mine Pride I was thinking of the old classification of the seven deadly sins: They are Gula (Gluttony), Luxuria … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 8

One reason why many people find Creative Evolution so attractive is that it gives one much of the emotional comfort of believing in God and none of the less pleasant consequences. When you are feeling fit and the sun is … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 7

We are always completely, and therefore equally, known to God. That is our destiny whether we like it or not. But though this knowledge never varies, the quality of our being known can. A school of thought holds that ‘freedom … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 6

Sometime in the spring (Trinity Sunday was May 22 that year, 1929) Lewis came to believe in God, though not yet in Christ: You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen, night after night, feeling, whenever my mind … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 5

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen; not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. From The Weight of Glory Compiled in Words to Live By

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 4

There are times when we can do all that a fellow creature needs if only he will trust us. In getting a dog out of a trap, in extracting a thorn from a child’s finger, in teaching a boy to … Continue reading

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