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IN TOUCH DAILY: JANUARY 6

The Ultimate Rejection Matthew 7:21-23 In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus said that the gate to heaven is narrow (Matt. 7:13-14). The easier route through life is the path of happiness, which has side roads to decadence and self-indulgence. But … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 21

On humility For each of us the Baptist’s words are true: “He must increase and I decrease.” He will be infinitely merciful to our repeated failures; I know no promise that He will accept a deliberate compromise. For He has, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 1

TO DON GIOVANNI CALABRIA, who had sent Lewis the Litany of Humility composed by Cardinal Merry del Val: On the danger of being too aware of global worries and of forgetting to help Christ in the people close at hand; … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 16

I admit that some writers have told me for the first time of heavens and hells I never met before; but many, equally great or greater, have told me only of those we all have to bear whether we choose … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 3

On death On the one hand Death is the triumph of Satan, the punishment of the Fall, and the last enemy. Christ shed tears at the grave of Lazarus and sweated blood in Gethsemane: the Life of Lives that was … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 27

Screwtape offers more techniques for confusing the Patient: I have been writing hitherto on the assumption that the people in the next pew afford no rational ground for disappointment. Of course if they do—if the patient knows that the woman … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 22

You may remember I said that the first step towards humility was to realise that one is proud. I want to add now that the next step is to make some serious attempt to practise the Christian virtues. A week … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 17

Screwtape examines the virtue of Humility: Your patient has become humble; have you drawn his attention to the fact? All virtues are less formidable to us once the man is aware that he has them, but this is specially true … 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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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 11

There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which every one in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else; and of which hardly any people, except Christians, ever imagine that they are … Continue reading

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