Tag Archives: the four loves

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 10

Friendship arises out of mere Companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do no share and which, till that moment, each believed to … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 8

Those who say ‘The more I see of men the better I like dogs’—those who find in animals a relief from the demands of human companionship –will be well advised to examine their real reasons. From The Four Loves

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 18

Since God is blessed, omnipotent, sovereign, and creative, there is obviously a sense in which happiness, strength, freedom, and fertility (whether of the mind or body), wherever they appear in human life, constitute likenesses, and in that way proximities, to … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 11

There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 13

Affection, as I have said, is the humblest love. It gives itself no airs. People can be proud of being ‘in love’, or of friendship. Affection is modest—even furtive and shame-faced. Once when I had remarked on the affection quite … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 6

We shall draw nearer to God, not by trying to avoid the sufferings inherent in all loves, but by accepting them and offering them to Him; throwing away all defensive armour. If our hearts need be broken, and if He … Continue reading

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