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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 17

TO MRS. RAY GARRETT: On the real program of the spiritual life—living in the present moment. 12 September 1960 The whole lesson of my life has been that no ‘methods of stimulation’ are of any lasting use. They are indeed … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 2

The Christian doctrine of suffering explains, I believe, a very curious fact about the world we live in. The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world: but joy, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 25

On pleasure [The demon Screwtape writes:] [God, the “Enemy,” is] a hedonist at heart. All those fasts and vigils and stakes and crosses are only a facade. Or only like foam on the sea shore. Out at sea, out in … 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: AUGUST 13

We have had enough, once and for all, of Hedonism – the gloomy philosophy which says that Pleasure is the only good. But we have hardly yet begun what may be called Hedonics, the science or philosophy of Pleasure. And … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 29

The human spirit will not even begin to try and surrender self-will as long as all seem to be well with it. Now error and sin both have this property, that the deeper they are the less their victim suspects … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 3

It was, however, clear to everyone that Eustace’s character had been rather improved by becoming a dragon. He was anxious to help. He flew over the whole island and found it was all mountainous and inhabited only by wild goats … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 5

TO MARY MARGARET McCASLIN: On how, after weathering a bereavement, one feels abandoned by God; on how God works on our behalf even when we feel He is inactive; and on the necessity of continuing to use the ordinary means … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 29

TO BEDE GRIFFITHS: On Lewis’s favorite novel by Charles Dickens; on the desire to die; on longing; on joy; on having; and on wanting. 5 November 1954 The best Dickens always seems to me to be the one I have … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: FEBRUARY 8

Focus Your Mind on the Right Things “Think about Jesus’ example. He held on while wicked people were doing evil things to him. So do not get tired and stop trying” (Hebrews 12:3 NCV). For mental health, you must focus … Continue reading

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