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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 6

AS ONE OLDSTER TO ANOTHER Well, yes the old bones ache. There were easier Beds thirty years back. Sleep, then importunate, Now with reserve doles out her favours; Food disagrees; there are draughts in houses. Headlong, the down night train … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 14

THE CONDEMNED There is a wildness still in England that will not feed In cages; it shrinks away from the touch of the trainer’s hand, Easy to kill, not easy to tame. It will never breed In a zoo for … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 2

TO ARTHUR GREEVES: On his brother’s admission to an Oxford hospital, for treatment of alcoholism; and on the meaning of vicarious suffering, or what Lewis will call, in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the “Deeper Magic,” mentioned above … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 6

Sometime in the spring (Trinity Sunday was May 22 that year, 1929) Lewis came to believe in God, though not yet in Christ: You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen, night after night, feeling, whenever my mind … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: DECEMBER 5

MORNING “Ask, and it shall be given you.” Matthew 7:7 We know of a place in England still existing, where a dole of bread is served to every passerby who chooses to ask for it. Whoever the traveller may be, … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: JUNE 25

MORNING “Get thee up into the high mountain.” Isaiah 40:9 Our knowledge of Christ is somewhat like climbing one of our Welsh mountains. When you are at the base you see but little: the mountain itself appears to be but … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: APRIL 20

MORNING “That through death he might destroy him that had the power of death.” Hebrews 2:14 O child of God, death hath lost its sting, because the devil’s power over it is destroyed. Then cease to fear dying. Ask grace … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: NOVEMBER 5

MORNING “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper.” Isaiah 54:17 This day is notable in English history for two great deliverances wrought by God for us. On this day the plot of the Papists to destroy our Houses … Continue reading

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