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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 16

Prudence means practical common sense, taking the trouble to think out what you are doing and what is likely to come of it. Nowadays most people hardly think of Prudence as one of the ‘virtues’. In fact, because Christ said … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 13

On goodness It has sometimes been asked whether God commands certain things because they are right, or whether certain things are right because God commands them. . . I emphatically embrace the first alternative. The second might lead to the … Continue reading

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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: SEPTEMBER 30

If we encourage others, or ourselves, to hear, see, or read great art on the ground that it is a cultured thing to do, we call into play precisely those elements in us which must be in abeyance before we … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 23

On God God is Goodness. He can give good, but cannot need or get it. In that sense all His love is, as it were, bottomlessly selfless by very definition; it has everything to give and nothing to receive. Hence, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 11

I believe, to be sure, that any man who reaches Heaven will find that what he abandoned (even in plucking out his right eye) has not been lost: that the kernel of what he was really seeking even in his … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 30

If the first and lowest operation of pain shatters the illusion that all is well, the second shatters the illusion that what we have, whether good or bad in itself, is our own and enough for us. Everyone has noticed … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 24

For about a hundred years we have so concentrated on one of the virtues—‘kindness’ or mercy—that most of us do not feel anything except kindness to be really good or anything but cruelty to be really bad. Such lopsided ethical … Continue reading

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