CSL Daily 3/23/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s first collection of shorter works, Rehabilitations and Other Essays was published on March 23, 1939.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Very often the only way to get a quality in reality is to start behaving as if you had it already.”

Let’s Pretend
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 3/21/44)

Q03-23 (Already Had It)

CSL Daily 3/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Let’s Pretend is the fifth talk of the final BBC series given on March 21, 1944. Also Lewis recorded two final talks on this date.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of a man he is? Surely what pops out before the man has time to put on a disguise is the truth?”

Let’s Pretend
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 3/21/44)

Q03-21 (Taken Off Guard)

CSL Daily 3/17/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The first of two books edited by Lewis about Charles Williams came out in 1947 (2 years after his death) – Essays Presented to Charles Williams.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The natural life in each of us is something self-centred, something that wants to be petted and admired, to take advantage of other lives, to exploit the whole universe.”

The Obstinate Toy Soldiers
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 3/14/44)

Q03-17 (Natural Life Self-Centred)

CSL Daily 3/14/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The fourth of the final series of BBC talks, The Obstinate Toy Soldiers, was given by Lewis on March 14, 1944.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”

The Obstinate Toy Soldiers
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 3/14/44)

Q03-14 (Sons of God)

CSL Daily 3/9/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

18th installment of the eventual book The Great Divorce was published in The Guardian on March 9, 1945. It was the first half of Ch. 12.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It is no use to say `Lord, Lord’, if we do not do what Christ tells us.”

Mr C. S. Lewis on Christianity
(published in The Listener 3/9/44)

Q03-09 (Lord Lord)