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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 28

This frustration of a life-long desire bit deeply into his mind as the cramped hours passed. It was no, apparently, so easy to jump out of one’s destiny. Then he became conscious of another motive which, unnoticed, had been at … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 27

TO MR. N. FRIDAMA, who seems to have asked Lewis about the steps in his conversion to Christianity: On the Calvinist doctrine of double predestination. 15 February 1946 I was baptised in the Church of Ireland (same as Anglican). My … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 22

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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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 5

I am a democrat because I believe that no man or group of men is good enough to be trusted with uncontrolled power over others. And the higher the pretensions of such power, the more dangerous I think it both … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 22

On time [The demon Screwtape writes:] The humans live in time but our Enemy destines them to eternity. He therefore, I believe, wants them to attend chiefly to two things, to eternity itself, and to that point of time which … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 12

Those Divine demands which sound to our natural ears most like those of a despot and least like those of a lover, in fact marshal us where we should want to go if we knew what we wanted. He demands … 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: JUNE 1

The most obvious fact about praise—whether of God or anything—strangely escaped me. I thought of it in terms of compliment, approval, or the giving of honour. I had never noticed that all enjoyment spontaneously overflows into praise unless (sometimes even … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 30

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 27

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: There’s a limit to the ‘one flesh.’ You can’t really share someone else’s weakness, or fear or pain. What you feel may be bad. It might conceivably be as bad as what … Continue reading

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