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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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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 2

Screwtape reveals the Enemy’s intentions: Now it may surprise you to learn that in His [the Enemy’s] efforts to get permanent possession of a soul, He relies on the troughs even more than on the peaks; some of His special … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 31

On glory [And this brings me to] the other sense of glory—glory as brightness, splendour, luminosity. We are to shine as the sun, we are to be given the Morning Star. I think I begin to see what it means. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 18

On comfort Talk to me about the truth of religion and I’ll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I’ll listen submissively. But don’t come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 14

On comfort God is the only comfort. He is also the supreme terror: the thing we most need and the thing we most want to hide from. He is our only possible ally, and we have made ourselves His enemies. … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: DECEMBER 19

When You Look Up, Things Will Look Up “When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you set in place—what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human … Continue reading

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