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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 17

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On the hard task of learning to depend only on God and on nothing and no one else. 6 December 1955 I was most distressed by the news in your letter of Dec. 2nd. . . … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 29

TO BEDE GRIFFITHS: On Lewis’s favorite novel by Charles Dickens; on the desire to die; on longing; on joy; on having; and on wanting. 5 November 1954 The best Dickens always seems to me to be the one I have … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 28

On heaven The symbols under which Heaven is presented to us are (a) a dinner party, (b) a wedding, (c) a city, and (d) a concert. It would be grotesque to suppose that the guests or citizens or members of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 19

But how shall I describe the other knocking? It was, in some curious way, soft; “soft as wool and sharp as death,” soft but unendurably heavy, as if at each blow some enormous hand fell on the outside of the … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 10

“Oh, you’re real, you’re real! Oh, Aslan!” cried Lucy, and both girls flung themselves upon him and covered him with kisses. “But what does it all mean?” asked Susan when they were somewhat calmer. “It means,” said Aslan, “that though … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 7

We must simply accept it that we are spirits, free and rational beings, at present inhabiting an irrational universe, and must draw the conclusion that we are not derived from it. We are strangers here. We come from somewhere else. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 19

TO FLORENCE (MICHAL) WILLIAMS, the widow of Charles Williams: A letter of condolence. 22 May 1945 Thank you for your most kind letter. We all knew that your marriage was one in a thousand. I think you will not be … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 4

For it is not so much of our time and so much of our attention that God demands; it is not even all our time and all our attention; it is our-selves. For each of us the Baptist’s words are … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 25

NIGHT After the fret and failure of this day, And weariness of thought, O Mother Night, Come with soft kiss to soothe our care away And all our little tumults set to right; Most pitiful of all death’s kindred fair, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 13

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On how to rehearse for death and how to diminish fear. 17 June 1963 Pain is terrible, but surely you need not have fear as well? Can you not see death as the friend and deliverer? … Continue reading

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