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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 13

Affection, as I have said, is the humblest love. It gives itself no airs. People can be proud of being ‘in love’, or of friendship. Affection is modest—even furtive and shame-faced. Once when I had remarked on the affection quite … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 5

If you asked twenty good men today what they thought the highest of the virtues, nineteen of them would reply, Unselfishness. But if you had asked almost any of the great Christians of old, he would have replied, Love. You … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 4

On equality “I thought love meant equality,” she said, “and free companionship.” “Ah, equality?” said the Director. “We must talk of that some other time. Yes, we must all be guarded by equal rights from one another’s greed, because we … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 2

TO ARTHUR GREEVES: On his brother’s admission to an Oxford hospital, for treatment of alcoholism; and on the meaning of vicarious suffering, or what Lewis will call, in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the “Deeper Magic,” mentioned above … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 23

TO MARY NEYLAN, who had told Lewis she was going to resume the practice of her faith after years of alienation and theological struggle: On acting on the light one has; on the unreliability of religious emotion; on confession of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 19

TO FLORENCE (MICHAL) WILLIAMS, the widow of Charles Williams: A letter of condolence. 22 May 1945 Thank you for your most kind letter. We all knew that your marriage was one in a thousand. I think you will not be … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 8

All sorts of people are fond of repeating the Christian statement that ‘God is love’. But they seem not to notice that the words ‘God is love’ have no real meaning unless God contains at least two Persons. Love is … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 4

For it is not so much of our time and so much of our attention that God demands; it is not even all our time and all our attention; it is our-selves. For each of us the Baptist’s words are … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 1

TO ARTHUR GREEVES: On the meaning of interruptions and real life; on the difficulty of being patient; and on expiating through embracing one’s own sufferings. 20 December 1943 Things are pretty bad here. Minto’s varicose ulcer gets worse and worse, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 30

We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant … Continue reading

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