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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 27

Screwtape offers more techniques for confusing the Patient: I have been writing hitherto on the assumption that the people in the next pew afford no rational ground for disappointment. Of course if they do—if the patient knows that the woman … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 23

TO EDWARD LOFSTROM: A letter of great encouragement for someone who had been struggling with excessive self-awareness. 10 June 1962 You are of course perfectly right in defining your problem (which is also mine and everyone’s) as ‘excessive selfness’. But … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 18

Prayer is either a sheer illusion or a personal contact between embryonic, incomplete persons (ourselves) and the utterly concrete Person. Prayer, in the sense of petition, asking for things, is a small part of it; confession and penitence are its … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 23

I’ve just found in an old note-book a poem, with no author’s name attached, which is rather relevant to something we were talking about a few weeks ago—I mean, the haunting fear that there is no one listening, and that … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 23

TO MRS. JOHNSON: On the good the dead do by dying well and by comforting us (in the Holy Spirit) afterward; and on how heaven and earth are better than we can imagine. 7 August 1956 Would you believe it!—I … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 23

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On disagreeable, nasty people; and on avoiding obsessing about their bullying. 10 March 1954 I am sorry things are not better. I am very puzzled by people like your Committee Secretary, people who are just nasty. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 6

TO MISS BRECKENRIDGE: On the problem in prayer of God’s foreknowledge; and on the Fall and evolution. 1 August 1949 Don’t bother about the idea that God ‘has known for millions of years exactly what you are about to pray’. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 27

TO MARY NEYLAN: On troughs; on believing as an intellectual assent and as a psychological state; the despair of overcoming chronic temptations; and on how God likes to be asked. Lewis discloses that, at the direction of Father Adams, he … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 3

TO HIS BROTHER, WARREN LEWIS: On prayer as writing letters to someone who never replies. 1 July 1921 I was delighted to get your letter this morning; for some reason it had been sent first to a non-existent address in … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: NOVEMBER 15

Instead of Worrying, Start Praying “In everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6 NIV). Worry won’t do you any good. But don’t just eliminate it from your life. God always replaces a negative … Continue reading

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