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“My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?”

―C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

under1000skies Newsletter 1.11

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Gems 5.128

If you think of this world as a place intended simply for your happiness, you will find it quite intolerable. If you think of it as a place of training and correction, then it’s not so bad. -C.S. Lewis

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I know now
Just quite how
My life and love might still go on
In your heart
In your mind
I’ll stay with you for all of time
-Aaron Kamin, Alex Bond, “Wherever You Will Go”

Gems 5.130

“What comes from the heart goes to the heart.” -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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“Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.” -Gabriel García Márquez

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“Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.” — Dennis Prager 

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Gems 5.28

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“This is one of the miracles of love:  It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.”  -C.S. Lewis

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Gems 4.98

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“The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from — my country, the place where I ought to have been born. Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing? The longing for home? For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back.”

― C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces

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Gems 3.37

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The Coin of Fear and Love

I found three of the quotes in this series about love and fear among seven others on this site:  10 Quotes about Love and Fear.

Quote 1 is by Marianne Williamson, a woman who has inspired me and millions of others over the years.  If you don’t know who she is, she’s got a nifty site and a newsletter you can sign up for here:  Marianne.com

Quote 2 is by Oprah Winfrey, another inspiring and amazing woman.  Her site is Oprah.com — it’s a bit hard to load on slower computers because it contains a lot of footage from her TV show, but well worth the wait.  My favorite video series is “Super Soul Sunday.”

The third quote is from the New Testament book “1 John.”  I wanted to credit the exact author of that letter, but I learned today reading after this interesting article that the authorship of 1 John has never been determined.  Experts aren’t even sure that the author of the letters  2 John and 3 John (known as “The Elder”) is the same author as the first.  Since the Bible is one of my favorite books of study, I found this fascinating.

The last quote is actually two quotes by C.S. Lewis, author of Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, Letters to Malcolm, The Problem of Pain and many others.  His romance with American Joy Davidman became the basis of beautiful book by Brian Selby which became an equally beautiful movie starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger, Shadowlands.   Since i didn’t find a quote by Lewis that contained both words in this month’s theme (“love” and “fear”) I combined one of each.   One of my favorite quotes by C.S. Lewis is something he said to Joy one day in Shadowlands,  not long after he discovered she was sick:

“Pain is the price we will pay – then – for the love we have — nowThat’s’ the deal.”

We make this deal every time we love.

Niki Flow

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