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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 30

“Son of Adam,” said Aslan, “you have sown well. And you, Narnians, let it be your first care to guard this Tree, for it is your Shield. The Witch of whom I told you has fled far away into the … 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 9

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: On the other hand, ‘Knock and it shall be opened.’ But does knocking mean hammering and kicking the door like a maniac? And there’s also ‘To him that hath shall be given.’ … 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 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 20

The wood with its cold flowers had nothing there More beautiful than he, new waked from sleep, New born from joy. His soul lay very bare That moment to life’s touch, and pondering deep Now first he knew that no … Continue reading

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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: SEPTEMBER 1

TO MARGARET DENEKE: On the death of her husband, Paul Benecke, Lewis’s old history tutor and a Fellow at Magdalen College. 3 October 1944 It will give me great pleasure to come to lunch at one o’clock on Oct. 30th. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 29

All Joy reminds. It is never a possession, always a desire for something longer ago or further away or still ‘about to be’. From Surprised by Joy

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 12

On joy In speaking of this desire for our own far-off country, which we find in ourselves even now, I feel a certain shyness. I am almost committing an indecency. I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret in … Continue reading

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