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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 24

On worship He demands our worship, our obedience, our prostration. Do we suppose that they can do Him any good, or fear, like the chorus in Milton, that human irreverence can bring about “His glory’s diminution”? A man can no … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 13

On goodness It has sometimes been asked whether God commands certain things because they are right, or whether certain things are right because God commands them. . . I emphatically embrace the first alternative. The second might lead to the … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 5

TO RHONA BODLE, who had written Lewis of her upcoming confirmation: On not expecting remarkable sensations connected to holy activities. 9 November 1949 Congratulations. You are daily in my prayers. Caveat [let her beware!]—don’t count on any remarkable sensations, either … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 27

TO GENIA GOELZ, who had asked Lewis for a prayer in her struggle to believe: Lewis’s prayer for a daily increase in obedience and faith. 18 March 1952 Don’t bother at all about that question of a person being ‘made … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 12

Those Divine demands which sound to our natural ears most like those of a despot and least like those of a lover, in fact marshal us where we should want to go if we knew what we wanted. He demands … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 8

On obedience In obeying, a rational creature consciously enacts its creaturely role, reverses the act by which we fell, treads Adam’s dance backward and returns. From The Problem of Pain Compiled in Words to Live By

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 28

On hell There is no doctrine which I would more willingly remove from Christianity than this, if it lay in my power. But it has the full support of Scripture and, specially, of Our Lord’s own words; it has always … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 2

Screwtape reveals the Enemy’s intentions: Now it may surprise you to learn that in His [the Enemy’s] efforts to get permanent possession of a soul, He relies on the troughs even more than on the peaks; some of His special … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 31

On glory [And this brings me to] the other sense of glory—glory as brightness, splendour, luminosity. We are to shine as the sun, we are to be given the Morning Star. I think I begin to see what it means. … 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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