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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 4

TO MARY NEYLAN, whose husband has received job security: More on the graces accompanying the death of Charles Williams. Lewis asks if he can dedicate George MacDonald: An Anthology to her. 20 May 1945 I think what you say about … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 1

TO MARGARET DENEKE: On the death of her husband, Paul Benecke, Lewis’s old history tutor and a Fellow at Magdalen College. 3 October 1944 It will give me great pleasure to come to lunch at one o’clock on Oct. 30th. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 27

TO GENIA GOELZ, who had asked Lewis for a prayer in her struggle to believe: Lewis’s prayer for a daily increase in obedience and faith. 18 March 1952 Don’t bother at all about that question of a person being ‘made … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 13

Now Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods. For moods will change, whatever view your reason … 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: MARCH 12

On faith [The demon Screwtape writes:] Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do our Enemy’s will, looks round upon a universe from which … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 8

On faith It is a profound mistake to imagine that Christianity ever intended to dissipate the bewilderment and even the terror, the sense of our own nothingness, which come upon us when we think about the nature of things. It … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 28

On depression My own idea, for what it is worth, is that all sadness which is not either arising from the repentance of a concrete sin and hastening towards concrete amendment or restitution, or else arising from pity and hastening … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 27

TO MARY NEYLAN: On troughs; on believing as an intellectual assent and as a psychological state; the despair of overcoming chronic temptations; and on how God likes to be asked. Lewis discloses that, at the direction of Father Adams, he … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 23

TO MARY NEYLAN, who had told Lewis she was going to resume the practice of her faith after years of alienation and theological struggle: On acting on the light one has; on the unreliability of religious emotion; on confession of … Continue reading

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