Tag Archives: God

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 21

Everyone who accepts the teaching of St Paul must have a belief in “sanctification”. But I should myself be very chary of describing such operations of the Holy Ghost as “experiences” if by experiences we mean things necessarily discoverable by … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 10

No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep picking ourselves up each time. We shall of course be very muddy and tattered children by the time we reach home. But the bathrooms are all ready, the towels … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 5

TO MRS. JOHNSON: On God’s unique way with each soul, even in the pattern of conversion; and on various Christian nonessentials. 2 March 1955 It is right and inevitable that we should be much concerned about the salvation of those … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 22

On God It is always shocking to meet life where we thought we were alone. “Look out!” we cry, “it’s alive.” And therefore this is the very point at which so many draw back—I would have done so myself if … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 20

In reading about ancient Egypt one gets the impression of a culture in which the main business of life was the attempt to secure the well-being of the dead. It looks as if God did not want the chosen people … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 19

On free will The sin, both of men and of angels, was rendered possible by the fact that God gave them free will: this surrendering a portion of His omnipotence (it is again a deathlike or descending movement) because He … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 18

Since God is blessed, omnipotent, sovereign, and creative, there is obviously a sense in which happiness, strength, freedom, and fertility (whether of the mind or body), wherever they appear in human life, constitute likenesses, and in that way proximities, to … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 17

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On the hard task of learning to depend only on God and on nothing and no one else. 6 December 1955 I was most distressed by the news in your letter of Dec. 2nd. . . … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 15

On forgiveness I find that when I think I am asking God to forgive me I am often in reality (unless I watch myself very carefully) asking Him to do something quite different. I am asking Him not to forgive … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 13

Letter to Mrs Lockley: from Magdalen College, September 1949 I don’t think your objection to ‘setting yourself up as a judge’ is cowardly. It may spring form the fact that you are the injured party and have a v. proper … Continue reading

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