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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 16

Prudence means practical common sense, taking the trouble to think out what you are doing and what is likely to come of it. Nowadays most people hardly think of Prudence as one of the ‘virtues’. In fact, because Christ said … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 24

For about a hundred years we have so concentrated on one of the virtues—‘kindness’ or mercy—that most of us do not feel anything except kindness to be really good or anything but cruelty to be really bad. Such lopsided ethical … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 30

On kindness Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness. For about a hundred years we have so concentrated on one of the virtues—“kindness” or mercy—that most of us do not feel anything except kindness to be really … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 17

Screwtape examines the virtue of Humility: Your patient has become humble; have you drawn his attention to the fact? All virtues are less formidable to us once the man is aware that he has them, but this is specially true … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 5

If you asked twenty good men today what they thought the highest of the virtues, nineteen of them would reply, Unselfishness. But if you had asked almost any of the great Christians of old, he would have replied, Love. You … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 30

“And Every Virtue We Possess” …All my springs are in you. —Psalm 87:7 Our Lord never “patches up” our natural virtues, that is, our natural traits, qualities, or characteristics. He completely remakes a person on the inside— “…put on the … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: AUGUST 15

The Evidence of the New Birth You must be born again. —John 3:7 The answer to Nicodemus’ question, “How can a man be born when he is old?” is: Only when he is willing to die to everything in his … Continue reading

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THE PURSUIT OF GOD: DAY 37

Chapter 9 Meekness and Rest (PART 1) Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. —Matt. 5:5 A fairly accurate description of the human race might be furnished one unacquainted with it by taking the Beatitudes, turning them … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: OCTOBER 7

MORNING “Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant?” Numbers 11:11 Our heavenly Father sends us frequent troubles to try our faith. If our faith be worth anything, it will stand the test. Gilt is afraid of fire, but gold is not: … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: SEPTEMBER 21

MORNING “I will rejoice over them to do them good.” Jeremiah 32:41 How heart-cheering to the believer is the delight which God has in his saints! We cannot see any reason in ourselves why the Lord should take pleasure in … Continue reading

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