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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 7

WORMWOOD Thou only art alternative to God, oh, dark And burning island among spirits, tenth hierarch, Wormwood, immortal Satan, Ahriman, alone Second to Him to whom no second else were known, Being essential fire, sprung of His fire, but bound … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 24

We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. I have heard others, and I have heard myself, recounting cruelties and falsehoods committed in boyhood as if they were no concern of the present speaker’s, and even with laughter. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 19

When I attempted . . . to describe our spiritual longings, I was omitting one of their most curious characteristics. We usually notice it just as the moment of vision dies away, as the music ends, or as the landscape … 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: JUNE 23

TO EDWARD LOFSTROM: A letter of great encouragement for someone who had been struggling with excessive self-awareness. 10 June 1962 You are of course perfectly right in defining your problem (which is also mine and everyone’s) as ‘excessive selfness’. But … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 18

Prayer is either a sheer illusion or a personal contact between embryonic, incomplete persons (ourselves) and the utterly concrete Person. Prayer, in the sense of petition, asking for things, is a small part of it; confession and penitence are its … 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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DAILY HOPE: MAY 8

How Can I Get out of This Mess? “Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 7:24-25 NLT). Here is the testimony of … Continue reading

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