Tag Archives: mere Christianity

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 12

Very often the only way to get a quality in reality is to start behaving as if you had it already. That is why children’s games are so important. They are always pretending to be grown-ups—playing soldiers, playing shop. But … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 8

On morality I think all Christians would agree with me if I said that though Christianity seems at first to be all about morality, all about duties and rules and guilt and virtue, yet it leads you on, out of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 4

On love Even while we kill and punish we must try to feel about the enemy as we feel about ourselves—to wish that he were not bad, to hope that he may, in this world or another, be cured: in … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 25

The real problem of the Christian life comes where people do not usually look for it. It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 16

The more we get what we now call ‘ourselves’ out of the way and let Him take us over, the more truly ourselves we become. There is so much of Him that millions and millions of ‘little Christs’, all different, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 9

On happiness What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they could “be like gods”—could set up on their own as if they had created themselves—be their own masters—invent some sort of happiness for … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 15

If you want to find out how proud you are the easiest way is to ask yourself, ‘How much do I dislike it when other people snub me, or refuse to take any notice of me, or shove their oar … 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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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 14

On comfort God is the only comfort. He is also the supreme terror: the thing we most need and the thing we most want to hide from. He is our only possible ally, and we have made ourselves His enemies. … 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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