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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 6

On Freedom (and predestination) Witness the doctrine of Predestination which shows (truly enough) that eternal reality is not waiting for a future in which to be real; but at the price of removing Freedom which is the deeper truth of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 27

“But how could it be true, sir?” said Peter. “Why do you say that?” asked the Professor. “Well, for one thing,” said Peter, “if it was real why doesn’t everyone find this country every time they go to the wardrobe? … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 23

About half an hour later—or it might have been half a hundred years later, for time there is not like time here—Lucy stood with her dear friend, her oldest Narnian friend, the Faun Tumnus, looking down over the wall of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 18

“Peter,” said Lucy, “where is this, do you suppose?”. . . “If you ask me,” said Edmund, “it’s like somewhere in the Narnian world. Look at those mountains ahead—and the big ice-mountains beyond them. Surely they’re rather like the mountains … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 7

An ordinary simple Christian kneels down to say his prayers. He is trying to get into touch with God. But if he is a Christian he knows that what is prompting him to pray is also God: God, so to … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 29

On The Fall The doctrine of the Fall (both of man and of some “gods,” “eldils” or “angels”) is the only satisfactory explanation. Evil begins, in a universe where all was good, from free will, which was permitted because it … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 20

What many see we call a real thing, and what only one sees we call a dream. But things that many see may have no taste or moment in them at all, and things that are shown only to one … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 4

When Digory took a minute to get his breath, and then went softly into his Mother’s room. And there she lay, as he had seen her lie so many other times, propped up on the pillows, with a thin, pale … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 16

The value of the myth is that it takes all the things we know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by “the veil of familiarity”. The child enjoys his gold meat (otherwise dull to him) … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 23

I remember once when I had been giving a talk to the R.A.F., an old, hard-bitten officer got up and said, ‘I’ve no use for all that stuff. But, mind you, I’m a religious man too. I know there’s a … Continue reading

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