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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 15

TO VERA GEBBERT, who had told Lewis of her pregnancy and of her having read Isaiah 66:9 from the Bible she kept open on her dining table: On not wishing to be pregnant. 23 March 1953 Your first story (about … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 13

On goodness It has sometimes been asked whether God commands certain things because they are right, or whether certain things are right because God commands them. . . I emphatically embrace the first alternative. The second might lead to the … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 2

On fasting The problem about avoiding our own pain admits a similar solution. Some ascetics have used self-torture. As a layman, I offer no opinion on the prudence of such a regimen; but I insist that, whatever its merits, self-torture … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 15

There are three kinds of people in the world. The first class is of those who live simply for their own sake and pleasure, regarding Man and Nature as so much raw material to be cut up into whatever shape … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 6

If the old fairy-tale ending ‘They lived happily ever after’ is taken to mean ‘They felt for the next fifty years exactly as they felt the day before they were married’, then it says what probably never was nor ever … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 29

Screwtape reveals Hell’s intentions for human marriage: The Enemy’s demand on humans takes the form of a dilemma; either complete abstinence or unmitigated monogamy. Ever since our Father’s first great victory, we have rendered the former very difficult to them. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 20

On the Lord’s prayer If you are interested enough to have read thus far you are probably interested enough to make a shot at saying your prayers: and, whatever else you say, you will probably say the Lord’s Prayer. Its … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 3

The Christian doctrine that there is no ‘salvation’ by works done according to the moral law is a fact of daily experience. Back or on we must go. But there is no going on simply by our own efforts. If … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 28

On hell There is no doctrine which I would more willingly remove from Christianity than this, if it lay in my power. But it has the full support of Scripture and, specially, of Our Lord’s own words; it has always … 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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