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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 23

They were all still wondering what to do next, when Lucy said, “Look! There’s a robin, with such a red breast. It’s the first bird I’ve seen here. I say!—I wonder can birds talk in Narnia? It almost looks as … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 22

On time [The demon Screwtape writes:] The humans live in time but our Enemy destines them to eternity. He therefore, I believe, wants them to attend chiefly to two things, to eternity itself, and to that point of time which … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 21

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On the need to cry; on the need to remember God’s past mercies; on the suitability of his Ransom trilogy, especially That Hideous Strength, for children; and on the kinds of snobbery. Lewis asks if he … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 20

When [Digory] had come close up to [the gates] he saw words written on the gold with silver letters; something like this: Come in by the gold gates or not at all, Take of my fruit for others or forbear, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 19

The rule for all of us is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbour; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 18

If there is any thought at which a Christian trembles it is the thought of God’s ‘judgement’. The ‘Day’ of Judgement is ‘that day of wrath, that dreadful day’. We pray for God to deliver us ‘in the hour of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 17

Letter to Dom Bede Griffiths, O.S.B.: from Magdalen College, 16 April 1940 I do most thoroughly agree with what you saw about Art and Literature. To my mind they are only healthy when they are either (a) Definitely the handmaids … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 16

On temptation This was the first thing Mark had been asked to do which he himself, before he did it, clearly knew to be criminal. But the moment of his consent almost escaped his notice; certainly, there was no struggle, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 15

Screwtape strategizes with Wormwood, using Time as a weapon: I had noticed, of course, that the humans were having a lull in their European war—what they naïvely call ‘The War’!—and am not surprised that there is a corresponding lull in … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 14

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On why we are not to know what is coming next. 3 August 1959 I have your letter of 30 July. It has puzzled me. I understood that you were going to the doctors for heart … Continue reading

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