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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 2

On fasting The problem about avoiding our own pain admits a similar solution. Some ascetics have used self-torture. As a layman, I offer no opinion on the prudence of such a regimen; but I insist that, whatever its merits, self-torture … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 3

On death On the one hand Death is the triumph of Satan, the punishment of the Fall, and the last enemy. Christ shed tears at the grave of Lazarus and sweated blood in Gethsemane: the Life of Lives that was … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 13

Now Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods. For moods will change, whatever view your reason … Continue reading

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THE PURSUIT OF GOD: DAY 33

Chapter 8 Restoring the Creator-creature Relation (PART 1) Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth. —Psa. 57:5 It is a truism to say that order in nature depends upon right relationships; … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: DECEMBER 3

MORNING “There is no spot in thee.” Song of Solomon 4:7 Having pronounced his Church positively full of beauty, our Lord confirms his praise by a precious negative, “There is no spot in thee.” As if the thought occurred to … Continue reading

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THE PURSUIT OF GOD: DAY 10

Chapter 3 Removing the Veil (PART 1) Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus. —Heb. 10:19 Among the famous sayings of the Church fathers none is better known than Augustine’s, “Thou hast formed … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: NOVEMBER 2

MORNING “I am the Lord, I change not.” Malachi 3:6 It is well for us that, amidst all the variableness of life, there is One whom change cannot affect; One whose heart can never alter, and on whose brow mutability … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: OCTOBER 18

MORNING “Thy paths drop fatness.” Psalm 65:11 Many are “the paths of the Lord” which “drop fatness,” but an especial one is the path of prayer. No believer, who is much in the closet, will have need to cry, “My … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: JUNE 23

MORNING “Ephraim is a cake not turned.” Hosea 7:8 A cake not turned is uncooked on one side; and so Ephraim was, in many respects, untouched by divine grace: though there was some partial obedience, there was very much rebellion … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: JANUARY 26

MORNING “Your heavenly Father.” Matthew 6:26 God’s people are doubly his children, they are his offspring by creation, and they are his sons by adoption in Christ. Hence they are privileged to call him, “Our Father which art in heaven.” … Continue reading

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