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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 15

On immortality I think that Resurrection (what ever it exactly means) is so much profounder an idea than mere immortality. I am sure we don’t just “go on.” We really die and are really built up again. From The Collected … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 10

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: They tell me H. is happy now, they tell me she is at peace. What makes them so sure of this? I don’t mean that I fear the worst of all. Nearly … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 9

TO MARY VAN DEUSEN: On how one responds to the diagnosis of serious illness and on four strategies for coping. 10 April 1959 I have just had Sister Hildegarde’s letter. My heart goes out to you. You are now just … 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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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 5

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On how often one’s inner state differs from external circumstances; and on the proper attitude toward death and dying. 7 June 1959 I am sorry to hear that so many troubles crowd upon you but glad … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 2

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: What does it matter how this grief of mine evolves or what I do with it? What does it matter how I remember her or whether I remember her at all? None … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 30

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 27

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: There’s a limit to the ‘one flesh.’ You can’t really share someone else’s weakness, or fear or pain. What you feel may be bad. It might conceivably be as bad as what … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 26

“Stay where you are,” cried Digory, turning round to face her, “or we’ll all vanish. Don’t come an inch nearer.” “Foolish boy,” said the Witch. “Why do you run from me? I mean you no harm. If you do not … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 24

On holiness If He does not support us, not one of us is safe from some gross sin. On the other hand, no possible degree of holiness or heroism which has ever been recorded of the greatest saints is beyond … Continue reading

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