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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 29

On The Fall The doctrine of the Fall (both of man and of some “gods,” “eldils” or “angels”) is the only satisfactory explanation. Evil begins, in a universe where all was good, from free will, which was permitted because it … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 28

Though Christian charity sounds a very cold thing to people whose heads are full of sentimentality, and though it is quite distinct from affection, yet it leads to affection. The difference between a Christian and a worldly man is not … 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 22

The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid “dens of crime” that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 17

He had always disliked the people who encored a favourite air in an opera—“That just spoils it” had been his comment. But this now appeared to him as a principle of far wider application and deeper moment. This itch to … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 1

TO DON GIOVANNI CALABRIA, who had sent Lewis the Litany of Humility composed by Cardinal Merry del Val: On the danger of being too aware of global worries and of forgetting to help Christ in the people close at hand; … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 29

Remember that, as I said, the right direction leads not only to peace but to knowledge. When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 26

“This is the Boy,” said Aslan, looking, not at Digory, but at his councillors. “This is the Boy who did it.” “Oh dear,” thought Digory, “what have I done now?” “Son of Adam,” said the Lion. “There is an evil … Continue reading

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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 8

On goodness Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from … Continue reading

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