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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 24

For about a hundred years we have so concentrated on one of the virtues—‘kindness’ or mercy—that most of us do not feel anything except kindness to be really good or anything but cruelty to be really bad. Such lopsided ethical … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 5

TO MRS. JOHNSON: On God’s unique way with each soul, even in the pattern of conversion; and on various Christian nonessentials. 2 March 1955 It is right and inevitable that we should be much concerned about the salvation of those … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 30

On kindness Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness. For about a hundred years we have so concentrated on one of the virtues—“kindness” or mercy—that most of us do not feel anything except kindness to be really … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 27

TO MARY NEYLAN: On troughs; on believing as an intellectual assent and as a psychological state; the despair of overcoming chronic temptations; and on how God likes to be asked. Lewis discloses that, at the direction of Father Adams, he … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 28

TO HIS BROTHER: On reading The Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich; and on Lewis’s deepest conviction that “all shall be well.” 21 March 1940 I have been reading this week the ‘Revelations’ of Mother Julian of Norwich … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 7

Repentance Godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation… —2 Corinthians 7:10 Conviction of sin is best described in the words: My sins, my sins, my Savior, How sad on Thee they fall. Conviction of sin is one of the most … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 1

The Law and the Gospel Whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. —James 2:10 The moral law does not consider our weaknesses as human beings; in fact, it does not … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: NOVEMBER 21

“It is Finished!” I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. —John 17:4 The death of Jesus Christ is the fulfillment in history of the very mind and intent of God. There is no place for … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: NOVEMBER 19

“When He Has Come” When He has come, He will convict the world of sin… —John 16:8 Very few of us know anything about conviction of sin. We know the experience of being disturbed because we have done wrong things. … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: OCTOBER 16

The Key to the Master’s Orders Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. —Matthew 9:38 The key to the missionary’s difficult task is in the hand of God, and that key is prayer, not … Continue reading

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