Tag Archives: sins

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 18

We begin to notice, besides our particular sinful acts, our sinfulness; begin to be alarmed not only about what we do, but about what we are. This may sound rather difficult, so I will try to make it clear from … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 30

On sin [The demon Screwtape writes:] Even of his sins the Enemy does not want him to think too much: once they are repented, the sooner the man turns his attention outward, the better the Enemy is pleased. From The … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 29

The human spirit will not even begin to try and surrender self-will as long as all seem to be well with it. Now error and sin both have this property, that the deeper they are the less their victim suspects … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 29

There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilisations—these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 24

Traditional doctrine points to a sin against God, an act of disobedience, not a sin against the neighbour. And certainly, if we are to hold the doctrine of the Fall in any real sense, we must look for the great … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 26

Screwtape reveals Nothing: The Christians describe the Enemy as one ‘without whom Nothing is strong’. And Nothing is very strong: strong enough to steal away a man’s best years not in sweet sins but in a dreary flickering of the … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 23

TO MARY NEYLAN, who had told Lewis she was going to resume the practice of her faith after years of alienation and theological struggle: On acting on the light one has; on the unreliability of religious emotion; on confession of … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 13

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On how to rehearse for death and how to diminish fear. 17 June 1963 Pain is terrible, but surely you need not have fear as well? Can you not see death as the friend and deliverer? … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 9

TO ARTHUR GREEVES: On the seven deadly sins. 10 February 1930 When I said that your besetting sin was Indolence and mine Pride I was thinking of the old classification of the seven deadly sins: They are Gula (Gluttony), Luxuria … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DAILY HOPE: DECEMBER 8

If You’re Wise, You Won’t Disguise “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere” (James 3:17 NIV). A mark of wise people is … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Hope, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment