Tag Archives: reflections on the psalms

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 18

If there is any thought at which a Christian trembles it is the thought of God’s ‘judgement’. The ‘Day’ of Judgement is ‘that day of wrath, that dreadful day’. We pray for God to deliver us ‘in the hour of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 19

The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express that same delight in God which made David dance. I am not saying that this is so pure or profound a thing as the love of God reached … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 2

If I am never tempted, and cannot even imagine myself being tempted, to gamble, this does not mean that I am better than those who are. The timidity and pessimism which exempt me from that temptation themselves tempt me to … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 1

The most obvious fact about praise—whether of God or anything—strangely escaped me. I thought of it in terms of compliment, approval, or the giving of honour. I had never noticed that all enjoyment spontaneously overflows into praise unless (sometimes even … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 20

In reading about ancient Egypt one gets the impression of a culture in which the main business of life was the attempt to secure the well-being of the dead. It looks as if God did not want the chosen people … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 26

There comes of course a degree of evil against which a protest will have to be made, however little chance it has of success. There are cheery agreements in cynicism or brutality which one must contract out of unambiguously. If … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 17

It is monstrously simple-minded to read the cursings in the Psalms with no feeling except one of horror at the uncharity of the poets. They are indeed devilish. But we must also think of those who made them so. Their … Continue reading

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