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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 2

On fasting The problem about avoiding our own pain admits a similar solution. Some ascetics have used self-torture. As a layman, I offer no opinion on the prudence of such a regimen; but I insist that, whatever its merits, self-torture … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 30

If we encourage others, or ourselves, to hear, see, or read great art on the ground that it is a cultured thing to do, we call into play precisely those elements in us which must be in abeyance before we … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 22

On time [The demon Screwtape writes:] The humans live in time but our Enemy destines them to eternity. He therefore, I believe, wants them to attend chiefly to two things, to eternity itself, and to that point of time which … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 22

Screwtape reveals a powerful tool for distraction: What we want, if men become Christians at all, is to keep them in the state of mind I call ‘Christianity And’. You know—Christianity and the Crisis, Christianity and the New Psychology, Christianity … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 20

Are not all lifelong friendships born at the moment when at last you meet another human being who has some inkling (but faint and uncertain even in the best) of that something which you were born desiring, and which, beneath … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 9

The Opposition of the Natural Those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. —Galatians 5:24 The natural life itself is not sinful. But we must abandon sin, having nothing to do with it in any … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: OCTOBER 7

MORNING “Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant?” Numbers 11:11 Our heavenly Father sends us frequent troubles to try our faith. If our faith be worth anything, it will stand the test. Gilt is afraid of fire, but gold is not: … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: SEPTEMBER 29

MORNING “Behold, if the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague.” Leviticus 13:13 Strange enough this regulation appears, yet there was wisdom in it, for the throwing out of the disease proved … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: JULY 29

MORNING “Nevertheless I am continually with thee.” Psalm 73:23 “Nevertheless,”–As if, notwithstanding all the foolishness and ignorance which David had just been confessing to God, not one atom the less was it true and certain that David was saved and … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: JUNE 29

MORNING “Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” 1 Thessalonians 4:14 Let us not imagine that the soul sleeps in insensibility. “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise,” is the whisper of Christ to every … Continue reading

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