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from 'A Grief Observed' by C. Lewis first published in 1961 under the pséudonŷm 'N. Clerk', as Lewis wished to avoid identification as the author; it was subsequently re-published under his own name after his death in

I see people, as they approach me, trying to make up their minds whether they'll 'say something about it' or not. I hate if they do, and if they don't. - C.S. Lewis (A Grief Observed)

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy From A Grief Observed, a grief observed quotes

When I lay these questions before God I get no answer. But a rather special sort of 'No answer.' It is not the locked door. It is more like a silent, certainly not uncompassionate, gaze. As though He shook His head not in refusal but waiving the question. Like, 'Peace, child; you don't understand. - C. S. Lewis

Lewis quotes - When I lay these questions before God I get no answer. But a rather special sort of 'No answer.' It is not the locked door. It is more like a silent, certainly not uncompassionate, gaze. As though He shook His head not in refusal .

“We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, 'Blessed are they that mourn,' and I accept it. I've got nothing that I hadn't bargained for. Of course it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.” CS Lewis Quote

C S Lewis understood loss and grief. The pain is so intense you think you will die from it.

There are moments, most unexpectedly, when something inside me tries to assure me that I don't really mind so much, not so very much, after all. Love is not the whole of a man's life. I was happy before I ever met H. I've plenty of what are called “resources.” People get over these things. Come, I shan't do so badly. One is ashamed to listen to this voice but it seems for a little to be making out a good case. Then comes a sudden jab of red-hot memory & all this “commonsense" vanishes like…

Lewis after the death of his wife - A Grief Observed.so sad

C.S. Lewis (A Grief Observed). Trials are not an experiment for God to test us to learn the answers. He already knows. They are to teach and grow us. Simply put by this amazing apologist.

Lewis (A Grief Observed). Trials are not an experiment for God to test us to learn the answers. Simply put by this amazing apologist.

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