• Tuesday, 2 January 2018

    C. S. Lewis Daily - Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - TO HIS BROTHER, WARREN LEWIS

    Prophecies for 2018 by Pastor E.A Adeboye

    C. S. Lewis Daily C. S. Lewis Daily - Wednesday, January 3, 2018

    C. S. Lewis Daily - Wednesday, January 3

    TO HIS BROTHER, WARREN LEWIS: On prayer as writing letters to someone who never replies.

    1 July 1921

    I was delighted to get your letter this morning; for some reason it had been sent first to a non-existent address in Liverpool. I had deliberately written nothing to you since those two you mention: not that I was tired of the job, but because I did not feel disposed to go on posting into the void until I had some assurance that my effusions would reach you. That seemed a process too like prayer for my taste: as I once said to Baker—my mystical friend with the crowded poetry—the trouble about God is that he is like a person who never acknowledges one’s letters and so, in time, one comes to the conclusion either that he does not exist or that you have got the address wrong.

    C. S. Lewis Daily - Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - TO HIS BROTHER, WARREN LEWIS

    I admitted that it was of great moment: but what was the use of going on dispatching fervent messages—say to Edinburgh—if they all came back through the dead letter office: nay more, if you couldn’t even find Edinburgh on the map. His cryptic reply was that it would be almost worth going to Edinburgh to find out. I am glad however that you have ceased to occupy such a divine position, and will do my best to continue: though I hope it won’t be for fifteen months.

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

    A daily passage from the writings of C.S. Lewis, one of the most beloved Christian authors of the 20th century (and author of the Narnia books).

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