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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 14

TO MRS. JOHNSON: On the real meaning of heaven—enjoying God forever. 25 May 1957 It was nice to hear from you again. I can’t remember how up to date you are with my news. Did I tell you that a … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 10

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: They tell me H. is happy now, they tell me she is at peace. What makes them so sure of this? I don’t mean that I fear the worst of all. Nearly … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 30

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 26

“Stay where you are,” cried Digory, turning round to face her, “or we’ll all vanish. Don’t come an inch nearer.” “Foolish boy,” said the Witch. “Why do you run from me? I mean you no harm. If you do not … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 24

On holiness If He does not support us, not one of us is safe from some gross sin. On the other hand, no possible degree of holiness or heroism which has ever been recorded of the greatest saints is beyond … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 20

The Monk, as they called him, settled himself on the camp-chair beside his bunk and stared through the window at the harsh sand and black-blue sky of Mars. He did not mean to begin his “work” for ten minutes yet. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 19

On heaven Redeemed humanity is still young, it has hardly come to its full strength. But already there is joy enough in the little finger of a great saint such as yonder lady to waken all the dead things of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 14

On grief Real sorrow ends neither with a bang nor a whimper. Sometimes, after a spiritual journey like Dante’s, down to the centre and then, terrace by terrace, up the mountain of accepted pain, it may rise into peace—but a … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 9

No one is looking at world history without some preconception in favor of progress could find in it a steady up gradient. There is often progress within a given field over a limited period. A school of pottery or painting, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 29

There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilisations—these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work … Continue reading

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