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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 2

The Christian doctrine of suffering explains, I believe, a very curious fact about the world we live in. The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world: but joy, … 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 19

The rule for all of us is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbour; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 10

On the present moment Never, in peace or war, commit your virtue or your happiness to the future. Happy work is best done by the man who takes his long-term plans somewhat lightly and works from moment to moment “as … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 9

THE DAY WITH A WHITE MARK All day I have been tossed and whirled in a preposterous happiness: Was it elf in the blood? Or a bird in the brain? Or even part Of the cloudy crested, fifty-league-long, loud uplifted … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 19

The problem of reconciling human suffering with the existence of a God who loves, is only insoluble so long as we attach a trivial meaning to the word ‘love’, and look on things as if man were the centre of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 28

On hell There is no doctrine which I would more willingly remove from Christianity than this, if it lay in my power. But it has the full support of Scripture and, specially, of Our Lord’s own words; it has always … 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 9

On happiness What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they could “be like gods”—could set up on their own as if they had created themselves—be their own masters—invent some sort of happiness for … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 5

If you asked twenty good men today what they thought the highest of the virtues, nineteen of them would reply, Unselfishness. But if you had asked almost any of the great Christians of old, he would have replied, Love. You … Continue reading

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