CSL Daily 8/02/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“On the Death of Charles Williams” (“To Charles Williams” in Poems) was first published in the August, 1945 issue of Britain Today.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“God’s presence is not the same as the feeling of God’s presence and He may be doing most for us when we think He is doing least.”

Letter to Mary Margaret McCaslin 8/2/1954
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

CSL Daily 7/31/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Business of Heaven, published in July 1984 in the US was the first book of selections from Lewis in a daily format.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Avoid introspection in prayer—I mean not to watch one’s own mind to see if it is in the right frame, but always to turn the attention outwards to God.”

Letter to Dr. F. Morgan Roberts 7/31/1954
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

CSL Daily 6/11/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Science-Fiction Cradlesong is a revised poem by Lewis published on June 11, 1954 under a different title in The Times Literary Supplement.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If we are made for heaven, the desire for our proper place will be already in us, but not yet attached to the true object, and will even appear as the rival of that object.”

The Weight of Glory
(Sermon preached on 6/8/1941)

CSL Daily 6/4/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On June 4, 1954 Lewis accepted the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University. 

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

(Screwtape Advises Wormwood:) “Do not allow any temporary excitement to distract you from the real business of undermining faith and preventing the formation of virtues.”

The Screwtape Letters V
(Published in The Guardian on 5/30/1941)

CSL Daily 2/5/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Man Born Blind” was published on February 4, 1977 in Church Times. But a different version was later discovered called “Light.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I fancy we are all too ready, once we are converted ourselves, to assume that God will deal with everyone exactly as He does with us. But He is no mass-producer and treats no two quite alike.”

Letter to Mrs. Jessup on 2/5/1954
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q02-05 (Assume God)