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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 7

When the Lion had first begun singing, long ago when it was still quite dark, [Uncle Andrew] had realized that the noise was a song. And he had disliked the song very much. It made him think and feel things … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 28

TO FATHER PETER MILWARD, sj: On the evil of Christian disunity; and on prayer and cooperation in works of charity as the means of reunion. 6 May 1963 Dear Padre, You ask me in effect why I am not a … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 4

No one will believe this who has not lived long and looked hard, so that he knows how suddenly a passion for which has for years been wrapped round the whole of the heart will dry up and wither. Perhaps … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 19

Good stories often introduce the marvelous or supernatural, and nothing about Story has been so often misunderstood as this. Thus, for example, Dr Johnson, if I remember rightly, thought that children liked stories of the marvelous because they were too … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 27

TO MR. N. FRIDAMA, who seems to have asked Lewis about the steps in his conversion to Christianity: On the Calvinist doctrine of double predestination. 15 February 1946 I was baptised in the Church of Ireland (same as Anglican). My … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 27

TO GENIA GOELZ, who had asked Lewis for a prayer in her struggle to believe: Lewis’s prayer for a daily increase in obedience and faith. 18 March 1952 Don’t bother at all about that question of a person being ‘made … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 11

On self The more we get what we now call “ourselves” out of the way and let Him take us over, the more truly ourselves we become. . . I am not, in my natural state, nearly so much of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 28

On confession I think our official view of confession can be seen in the form for the Visitation of the Sick where it says “Then shall the sick person be moved (i.e., advised, prompted) to make a . . . … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 13

Now Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods. For moods will change, whatever view your reason … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 6

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: Meanwhile, where is God? This is one of the most disquieting symptoms. When you are happy, so happy that you have no sense of needing Him, so happy that you are tempted … Continue reading

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