CSL Daily 11/22/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

C.S. Lewis died on Nov. 22, 1963, the same day as JFK and Aldous Huxley.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

The general rule which we have now pretty well established among them is that in all experiences which can make them happier or better only the physical facts are “Real” while the spiritual elements are “subjective.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXX
(First published in The Guardian on 11/21/1941)

CSL Daily 6/28/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the University of St. Andrews on June 28, 1946.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Think of yourself just as a seed patiently wintering in the earth; waiting to come up a flower in the Gardener’s good time, up into the real world, the real waking.”

Letter to Mary Willis Shelburne 6/28/1963
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

CSL Daily 6/27/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The first paperback edition of The Magician’s Nephew came out on June 27, 1963 (first published May 2, 1955).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“You can’t get second things by putting them first; you can get second things only by putting first things first.”

First and Second Things
(Published in Time and Tide on 6/27/1942)

CSL Daily 6/17/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The paperback edition of The Personal Heresy by Lewis (with E.M.W. Tillyard)  was published on June 17, 1965.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. Remember, though we struggle against things because we are afraid of them, it is often the other way round— we get afraid because we struggle.”

Letter to Mary Willis Shelburne 6/17/1963
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

CSL Daily 5/08/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis was interviewed in May 1963 by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Published later that year and it is in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The process of living seems to consist in coming to realise truths so ancient and simple that, if stated, they sound like barren platitudes. They cannot sound otherwise to those who have not had the relevant experience.”

Letter to Dom Bede Griffiths OSB on 5/8/1939
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

Q05-08 - (Relevant Experience)