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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 2

The Christian doctrine of suffering explains, I believe, a very curious fact about the world we live in. The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world: but joy, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 9

TO MARY VAN DEUSEN: On how one responds to the diagnosis of serious illness and on four strategies for coping. 10 April 1959 I have just had Sister Hildegarde’s letter. My heart goes out to you. You are now just … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 15

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: And then one or other dies. And we think of this as love cut short; like a dance stopped in mid-career or a flower with its head unluckily snapped off—something truncated and … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 2

TO ARTHUR GREEVES: On his brother’s admission to an Oxford hospital, for treatment of alcoholism; and on the meaning of vicarious suffering, or what Lewis will call, in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the “Deeper Magic,” mentioned above … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 24

There must, whether the gods see it or not, be something great in the mortal soul. For suffering, it seems, is infinite, and our capacity without limit. From Till We Have Faces

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DAILY HOPE: DECEMBER 20

Your Gentle yet Powerful Savior “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: OCTOBER 23

Here’s Why You Can Rejoice in Your Trials ”We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance” (Romans 5:3 NLT). Many people know the Bible story of Joseph, whose … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MAY 15

Problems Force Us to Depend on God “Don’t be bewildered or surprised when you go through the fiery trials ahead, for this is no strange, unusual thing that is going to happen to you” (1 Peter 4:12 TLB). Jesus warned … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: APRIL 15

How Does Prayer Work? “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us — whatever we ask — we know … Continue reading

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