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    C. S. Lewis Daily Devotion - Monday, October 23, 2017

    C. S. Lewis Daily Devotion - Monday, October 23, 2017
    TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On being overconcerned about the past of others and of our own.

    5 June 1961

    We must beware of the Past, mustn’t we? I mean that any fixing of the mind on old evils beyond what is absolutely necessary for repenting our own sins and forgiving those of others is certainly useless and usually bad for us. Notice in Dante that the lost souls are entirely concerned with their past.
    C. S. Lewis Daily Devotion - Monday, October 23, 2017

    C. S. Lewis Daily Devotion - Monday, October 23, 2017

    Not so the saved. This is one of the dangers of being, like you and me, old. There’s so much past, now, isn’t there? And so little else. But we must try very hard not to keep on endlessly chewing the cud. We must look forward more eagerly to sloughing that old skin off forever—metaphors getting a bit mixed here, but you know what I mean.

    From The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III
    Compiled in Yours, Jack

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