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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 29

The question then arises, “What sort of evidence would prove the efficacy of prayer?” The thing we pray for may happen, but how can you ever know it was not going to happen anyway? Even if the thing were indisputably … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 30

If we encourage others, or ourselves, to hear, see, or read great art on the ground that it is a cultured thing to do, we call into play precisely those elements in us which must be in abeyance before we … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 7

If there are species, and rational species, other than man, are any or all of them, like us, fallen? This is the point non-Christians always seem to forget. They seem to think that the Incarnation implies some particular merit or … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 23

The word religion is extremely rare in the New Testament or the writings of mystics. The reason is simple. Those attitudes and practices to which we give the collective name of religion are themselves concerned with religion hardly at all. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 18

Prayer is either a sheer illusion or a personal contact between embryonic, incomplete persons (ourselves) and the utterly concrete Person. Prayer, in the sense of petition, asking for things, is a small part of it; confession and penitence are its … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 9

No one is looking at world history without some preconception in favor of progress could find in it a steady up gradient. There is often progress within a given field over a limited period. A school of pottery or painting, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 3

Every great man is partly of his own age and partly for all time. What matters in his work is always that which transcends his age, not that which he shared with a thousand forgotten contemporaries. We value Shakespeare for … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 20

Just as the Christian has a great advantage over other men, not by being less fallen than they nor less doomed to live in a fallen world, but by knowing he is a fallen man in a fallen world; so … Continue reading

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