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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 6

On Freedom (and predestination) Witness the doctrine of Predestination which shows (truly enough) that eternal reality is not waiting for a future in which to be real; but at the price of removing Freedom which is the deeper truth of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 24

On evil I think one may be quite rid of the old haunting suspicion—which raises its head in every temptation—that there is something else than God—some other country . . . into which He forbids us to trespass—some kind of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 20

What many see we call a real thing, and what only one sees we call a dream. But things that many see may have no taste or moment in them at all, and things that are shown only to one … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 26

“This is the Boy,” said Aslan, looking, not at Digory, but at his councillors. “This is the Boy who did it.” “Oh dear,” thought Digory, “what have I done now?” “Son of Adam,” said the Lion. “There is an evil … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 17

Letter to Dom Bede Griffiths, O.S.B.: from Magdalen College, 16 April 1940 I do most thoroughly agree with what you saw about Art and Literature. To my mind they are only healthy when they are either (a) Definitely the handmaids … Continue reading

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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

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 13

The poet is not a man who asks me to look at him; he is a man who says “look at that” and points; the more I follow the pointing of his finger the less I can possible see of … 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 18

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: I know that the thing I want is exactly the thing I can never get. The old life, the jokes, the drinks, the arguments, the lovemaking, the tiny, heartbreaking commonplace. On any … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 22

On God It is always shocking to meet life where we thought we were alone. “Look out!” we cry, “it’s alive.” And therefore this is the very point at which so many draw back—I would have done so myself if … Continue reading

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