CSL Daily 9/02/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Condemned” is a poem first published as “Under Sentence” on September 7, 1945 in The Spectator.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If nothing, or nothing we recognise comes through, we imagine [God] has let us down and reject Him, perhaps at the very moment when help was on its way. . .”

Letter to Mrs. Lockley on 9/2/1949
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

CSL Daily 8/29/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s parents, Albert and Florence (Flora) were married at St. Mark’s Church on August 29, 1894.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Do you place yourself in the obedience,’ said the Director, ‘in obedience to Maleldil?’
‘Sir,’ said Jane, ‘I know nothing of Maleldil. But I place myself in obedience to you.’
‘It is enough for the present,’ said the Director.
‘This is the courtesy of Deep Heaven: that when you mean well, He always takes you to have meant better than you knew.'”

That Hideous Strength
(Published 8/16/1945)

CSL Daily 8/26/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s father, Albert, was notorious for not liking his routine changed; this quality negatively affected his relationship with his sons.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“In fighting those who serve devils one always has this on one’s side; their Masters hate them as much as they hate us.”

That Hideous Strength
(Published 8/16/1945)

CSL Daily 8/23/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

While today (Aug. 23rd) was Lewis’s father birthday it is also the date (in 1908) that his mother (Flora) died.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Everyone begins as a child by liking Weather. You learn the art of disliking it as you grow up.”

That Hideous Strength
(Published 8/16/1945)

CSL Daily 8/16/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

That Hideous Strength, a book from Lewis’s Sci-Fi trilogy, was published August 16, 1945.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There are a dozen views about everything until you know the answer. Then there’s never more than one.”

That Hideous Strength
(Published in 8/16/1945)