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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 5

I am a democrat because I believe that no man or group of men is good enough to be trusted with uncontrolled power over others. And the higher the pretensions of such power, the more dangerous I think it both … Continue reading

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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: 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: MARCH 22

Letter to Dom Bede Griffiths, O.S.B.: from Magdalen College, 16 April 1940 The practical problem about charity (in our prayers) is very hard work, isn’t it? When you pray for Hitler & Stalin, how do you actually teach yourself to … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 17

Screwtape examines the virtue of Humility: Your patient has become humble; have you drawn his attention to the fact? All virtues are less formidable to us once the man is aware that he has them, but this is specially true … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 17

It is monstrously simple-minded to read the cursings in the Psalms with no feeling except one of horror at the uncharity of the poets. They are indeed devilish. But we must also think of those who made them so. Their … Continue reading

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THE PURSUIT OF GOD: DAY 37

Chapter 9 Meekness and Rest (PART 1) Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. —Matt. 5:5 A fairly accurate description of the human race might be furnished one unacquainted with it by taking the Beatitudes, turning them … Continue reading

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