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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 21

On humility For each of us the Baptist’s words are true: “He must increase and I decrease.” He will be infinitely merciful to our repeated failures; I know no promise that He will accept a deliberate compromise. For He has, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 8

On God He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only. From The Weight of Glory Compiled in Words to Live By

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 11

No Christian and, indeed, no historian could accept the epigram which defines religion as “what a man does with his solitude.” It was one of the Wesleys, I think, who said that the New Testament knows nothing of solitary religion. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 19

When I attempted . . . to describe our spiritual longings, I was omitting one of their most curious characteristics. We usually notice it just as the moment of vision dies away, as the music ends, or as the landscape … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 6

There are three ways of taking the command to turn the other cheek. One is the Pacifist interpretation; it means what it says and imposes a duty of nonresistance on all men in all circumstances. Another is the minimising interpretation; … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 27

When it comes to a question of our forgiving other people, it is partly the same and partly different. It is the same because, here also, forgiving does not mean excusing. Many people seem to think it does. They think … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 25

We say a great many things in church (and out of church too) without thinking of what we are saying. For instance, we say in the Creed “I believe in the forgiveness of sins.” I had been saying it for … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 24

On the Lord’s prayer We believe that God forgives us our sins; but also that He will not do so unless we forgive other people their sins against us. There is no doubt about the second part of this statement. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 10

On the present moment Never, in peace or war, commit your virtue or your happiness to the future. Happy work is best done by the man who takes his long-term plans somewhat lightly and works from moment to moment “as … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 24

On self A rejection, or in Scripture’s strong language, a crucifixion of the natural self is the passport to everlasting life. Nothing that has not died will be resurrected. From The Weight of Glory Compiled in Words to Live By

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