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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 3

What we call ‘being in love’ is a glorious state, and, in several ways, good for us. It helps to make us generous and courageous, it opens our eyes not only to the beauty of the beloved but to all … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 14

TO MRS. JOHNSON: On the real meaning of heaven—enjoying God forever. 25 May 1957 It was nice to hear from you again. I can’t remember how up to date you are with my news. Did I tell you that a … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 12

On joy In speaking of this desire for our own far-off country, which we find in ourselves even now, I feel a certain shyness. I am almost committing an indecency. I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret in … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 6

AS ONE OLDSTER TO ANOTHER Well, yes the old bones ache. There were easier Beds thirty years back. Sleep, then importunate, Now with reserve doles out her favours; Food disagrees; there are draughts in houses. Headlong, the down night train … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 22

On God It is always shocking to meet life where we thought we were alone. “Look out!” we cry, “it’s alive.” And therefore this is the very point at which so many draw back—I would have done so myself if … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 31

On glory [And this brings me to] the other sense of glory—glory as brightness, splendour, luminosity. We are to shine as the sun, we are to be given the Morning Star. I think I begin to see what it means. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 12

Where we have traditional poetry there will be epithets and metrical devices which are the offspring of no single human temperament; wherever we have ancient poetry at all, there will be language which was commonplace to the writers but which … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 2

We want so much more—something the books on aesthetics take little notice of. But the poets and the mythologies know all about it. We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: AUGUST 21

The Ministry of the Unnoticed Blessed are the poor in spirit… —Matthew 5:3 The New Testament notices things that do not seem worthy of notice by our standards. “Blessed are the poor in spirit….” This literally means, “Blessed are the … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: DECEMBER 29

MORNING “Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.” 1 Samuel 7:12 The word “hitherto” seems like a hand pointing in the direction of the past. Twenty years or seventy, and yet, “hitherto the Lord hath helped!” Through poverty, through wealth, through … Continue reading

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