The great thing with unhappy times is to take them bit by bit, hour by hour, like an illness. It is seldom the present, the exact present, that is unbearable.
Remember one is given strength to bear what happens to one, but not the 100 and 1 different things that might happen.
C.S. Lewis, Letter to An American Lady
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I was shopping at a strip mall with my mother in law and happened upon an old used bookseller with a cart of books outside the door for $1.00 a piece.
I looked and found this book. And just as I was about to go in to purchase it, my three children came dragging their poor grandmother behind them in a flurry and she had a look of tired desperation on her face and so I put the book down quickly and helped her (them) out. In my haste, I forgot to return.
I have never regretted it so much….
Thank you for sharing the quotes. If ever I come across a hard cover copy for a dollar again, you can bet I will not be so flippant. (And maybe it doesn’t even have to be ONE dollar.)
The right word at the right time. Thanks.
I think I should re-read this book. It is a gem! I love how patient and kind he is to this Amercian Lady. Lewis really hated writing letters yet he felt it an important duty to attend to. I am so glad he took the time to write these letters as we can see how his theology “comes through his fingertips”. To quote a favorite pastor. 🙂
Have you read his Letters to Children? Another wonderful read! These are the children for which he wrote the Narnia stories.
Love it, good reminder, thank you.
I’ve got to get this book!
Can you inagine if Lewis had the internet?