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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 17

It is true that when a pessimist’s life is threatened he behaves like other men; his impulse to preserve life is stronger than his judgement that life is not worth preserving. But how does this prove that the judgement was … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 29

On The Fall The doctrine of the Fall (both of man and of some “gods,” “eldils” or “angels”) is the only satisfactory explanation. Evil begins, in a universe where all was good, from free will, which was permitted because it … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 26

When any man comes into the presence of God he will find, whether he wishes it or not, that all those things which seemed to make him so different from all the men of other times, or even from his … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 24

We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. I have heard others, and I have heard myself, recounting cruelties and falsehoods committed in boyhood as if they were no concern of the present speaker’s, and even with laughter. … 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 3

On death On the one hand Death is the triumph of Satan, the punishment of the Fall, and the last enemy. Christ shed tears at the grave of Lazarus and sweated blood in Gethsemane: the Life of Lives that was … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 28

On self-sufficiency They [Adam and Eve] wanted, as we say, to “call their souls their own.” But that means to live a lie, for our souls are not, in fact, our own. They wanted some corner in the universe of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 12

On joy In speaking of this desire for our own far-off country, which we find in ourselves even now, I feel a certain shyness. I am almost committing an indecency. I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret in … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 19

On heaven Redeemed humanity is still young, it has hardly come to its full strength. But already there is joy enough in the little finger of a great saint such as yonder lady to waken all the dead things of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 8

What I like about experiences is that it is such an honest thing. You may take any number of wrong turnings; but keep your eyes open and you will not be allowed to go very far before the warning signs … Continue reading

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