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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 17

Fasnacht was once more proof how little purely intellectual power avail to make a big man. I thought that he had not lived a single one of his theories: he had worked them with his brain but not with his … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 5

“I see I’m making myself unpopular,” [Scudamour] went on, “just as Dr Ransom did the other day. Well, I dare say I am rather poor company at present. You will wait till you see yourselves in Othertime, and we’ll find … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 5

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On how often one’s inner state differs from external circumstances; and on the proper attitude toward death and dying. 7 June 1959 I am sorry to hear that so many troubles crowd upon you but glad … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 18

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: I know that the thing I want is exactly the thing I can never get. The old life, the jokes, the drinks, the arguments, the lovemaking, the tiny, heartbreaking commonplace. On any … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 12

Very often the only way to get a quality in reality is to start behaving as if you had it already. That is why children’s games are so important. They are always pretending to be grown-ups—playing soldiers, playing shop. But … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 3

On hell [The fictional George MacDonald is speaking.] “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’ … 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 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 28

TO HIS BROTHER: On reading The Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich; and on Lewis’s deepest conviction that “all shall be well.” 21 March 1940 I have been reading this week the ‘Revelations’ of Mother Julian of Norwich … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: OCTOBER 17

You Need to Accept the Reality of Failure “There is no one on earth who does what is right all the time and never makes a mistake” (Ecclesiastes 7:20 GNT). In America, failure is almost the unpardonable sin. We idolize … Continue reading

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