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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 23

On God God is Goodness. He can give good, but cannot need or get it. In that sense all His love is, as it were, bottomlessly selfless by very definition; it has everything to give and nothing to receive. Hence, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 22

You may remember I said that the first step towards humility was to realise that one is proud. I want to add now that the next step is to make some serious attempt to practise the Christian virtues. A week … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 17

Screwtape examines the virtue of Humility: Your patient has become humble; have you drawn his attention to the fact? All virtues are less formidable to us once the man is aware that he has them, but this is specially true … 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 13

Affection, as I have said, is the humblest love. It gives itself no airs. People can be proud of being ‘in love’, or of friendship. Affection is modest—even furtive and shame-faced. Once when I had remarked on the affection quite … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: OCTOBER 20

Is God’s Will My Will? This is the will of God, your sanctification… —1 Thessalonians 4:3 Sanctification is not a question of whether God is willing to sanctify me— is it my will? Am I willing to let God do … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: AUGUST 31

“My Joy…Your Joy” These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. —John 15:11 What was the joy that Jesus had? Joy should not be confused with happiness. … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: SEPTEMBER 5

MORNING “Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar.” Psalm 120:5 As a Christian you have to live in the midst of an ungodly world, and it is of little use for … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: JULY 14

MORNING “If thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.” Exodus 20:25 God’s altar was to be built of unhewn stones, that no trace of human skill or labour might be seen upon it. Human wisdom delights … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: MAY 6

MORNING “We dwell in him.” 1 John 4:13 Do you want a house for your soul? Do you ask, “What is the purchase?” It is something less than proud human nature will like to give. It is without money and … Continue reading

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