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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 9

Screwtape offers a helpful image: Think of your man as a series of concentric circles, his will being the innermost, his intellect coming next, and finally his fantasy. You can hardly hope, at once, to exclude from all the circles … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 1

Aslan turned to them and said: “You do not yet look so happy as I mean you to be.” Lucy said, “We’re so afraid of being sent away, Aslan. And you have sent us back into our own world so … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 12

And Digory could say nothing, for tears choked him and he gave up all hopes of saving his Mother’s life; but at the same time he knew that the Lion knew what would have happened, and that there might be … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 4

When Digory took a minute to get his breath, and then went softly into his Mother’s room. And there she lay, as he had seen her lie so many other times, propped up on the pillows, with a thin, pale … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 28

“Aslan—and children from another world,” thought Tirian. “They have always come in when things were at their worst. Oh, if only they could now.” And he called out “Aslan! Aslan! Aslan! Come and help us now.” But the darkness and … 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: AUGUST 5

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On whether we dare hope that dying is like having a tooth extracted; on purgatory; and yet more on forgiveness and the feeling of being forgiven. 7 July 1959 . . . You seem to have … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 9

TO MARY VAN DEUSEN: On how one responds to the diagnosis of serious illness and on four strategies for coping. 10 April 1959 I have just had Sister Hildegarde’s letter. My heart goes out to you. You are now just … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 4

On love Even while we kill and punish we must try to feel about the enemy as we feel about ourselves—to wish that he were not bad, to hope that he may, in this world or another, be cured: in … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 16

On humility And that is enough to raise our thoughts to what may happen when the redeemed soul, beyond all hope and nearly beyond belief, learns at last that she has pleased Him whom she was created to please. There … Continue reading

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