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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 17

It is true that when a pessimist’s life is threatened he behaves like other men; his impulse to preserve life is stronger than his judgement that life is not worth preserving. But how does this prove that the judgement was … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 24

On evil I think one may be quite rid of the old haunting suspicion—which raises its head in every temptation—that there is something else than God—some other country . . . into which He forbids us to trespass—some kind of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 7

WORMWOOD Thou only art alternative to God, oh, dark And burning island among spirits, tenth hierarch, Wormwood, immortal Satan, Ahriman, alone Second to Him to whom no second else were known, Being essential fire, sprung of His fire, but bound … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 30

If we encourage others, or ourselves, to hear, see, or read great art on the ground that it is a cultured thing to do, we call into play precisely those elements in us which must be in abeyance before we … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 20

The wood with its cold flowers had nothing there More beautiful than he, new waked from sleep, New born from joy. His soul lay very bare That moment to life’s touch, and pondering deep Now first he knew that no … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 9

IN PRAISE OF SOLID PEOPLE Thank God that there are solid folk Who water flowers and roll the lawn, And sit and sew and talk and smoke, And snore all through the summer dawn. Who pass untroubled nights and days … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 29

All Joy reminds. It is never a possession, always a desire for something longer ago or further away or still ‘about to be’. From Surprised by Joy

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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: JUNE 12

On joy In speaking of this desire for our own far-off country, which we find in ourselves even now, I feel a certain shyness. I am almost committing an indecency. I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret in … Continue reading

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