C.S. Lewis Daily – Screwtape reveals a powerful tool for distraction

C.S. Lewis Daily Screwtape reveals a powerful tool for distraction: What we want, if men become Christians at all, is to keep them in the state of mind I call ‘Christianity And’. You know—Christianity and the Crisis, Christianity and the New Psychology, Christianity and the New Order, Christianity and Faith Healing, Christianity and Psychical Research, Christianity and Vegetarianism, Christianity and Spelling Reform. If they must be Continue Reading

C.S. Lewis Daily – On conversion

On conversion Before I became a Christian I do not think I fully realized that one’s life, after conversion, would inevitably consist in doing most of the same things one had been doing before, one hopes, in a new spirit, but still the same things. From The Weight of Glory - Bible Gateway.Com Continue Reading

From The Problem of Pain – C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis Daily Are not all lifelong friendships born at the moment when at last you meet another human being who has some inkling (but faint and uncertain even in the best) of that something which you were born desiring, and which, beneath the flux of other desires and in all the momentary silences between the louder passions, night and day, year by year, from childhood to old age, you are looking for, watching for, listening for? You have Continue Reading

C.S. Lewis Daily – On comfort

C.S. Lewis Daily 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 suspect that you don’t understand. - Bible Gateway.Com Continue Reading

To Sister Penelope-C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis Daily TO SISTER PENELOPE: On the consequences of Mrs. Moore going into a nursing home; and on cheerful insecurity rather than worry. 30 December 1950 Yours was a cheering letter which warmed my heart (I wish it would have warmed my fingers too: as it is they will hardly form the letters!). . . . Our state is thus: my ‘mother’ has had to retire permanently into a Nursing Home. She is in no pain but her mind has almost Continue Reading

From The Silver Chair

C.S. Lewis Daily “Come here,” said the Lion. And she had to. She was almost between its front paws now, looking straight into its face. But she couldn’t stand that for long; she dropped her eyes. “Human Child,” said the Lion. “Where is the Boy?” “He fell over the cliff,” said Jill, and added, “Sir.” She didn’t know what else to call him, and it sounded cheek to call him nothing. “How did he come to do that, Human Child?” “He was Continue Reading

Screwtape clarifies the Enemy’s intent

C.S. Lewis Daily Screwtape clarifies the Enemy’s intent: Of course I know that the Enemy also wants to detach men from themselves, but in a different way. Remember always, that He really likes the little vermin, and sets an absurd value on the distinctness of every one of them. When He talks of their losing their selves, He only means abandoning the clamour of self-will; once they have done that, He really gives them back all their Continue Reading

C.S. Lewis – On comfort

C.S. Lewis Daily 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. Some people talk as if meeting the gaze of absolute goodness would be fun. They need to think again. They are still only playing with religion. Goodness is either the great safety or the great danger—according to the way you Continue Reading