CSL Daily 7/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The poem known today as The Magician and the Dryad was first published in Punch on July 20, 1949.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The feeling of being, or not being, forgiven and loved, is not what matters. One must come down to brass tacks. If there is a particular sin on your conscience, repent and confess it. If there isn’t, tell the despondent devil not to be silly.”

Letter to Mary Willis Shelburne 7/21/1958
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

CSL Daily 3/18/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On March 18, 1946 George MacDonald: An Anthology (edited by Lewis) was released. It was a collection of MacDonald quotes.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The Bible itself gives us one short prayer which is suitable for all who are struggling with the beliefs and doctrines. It is: ‘LORD I believe, help Thou my unbelief.'”

Letter to Genia Goelz 3/18/1952
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q03-18 (Help My Unbelief)

CSL Daily 3/6/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Christianity and Culture” appeared in March, 1940 issue of Theology, but wrote more on the topic in the June and December issues.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Once we have accepted an omniscient & providential God, the distinction we used to draw between the significant and the fortuitous must either break down or be restated in some v. much subtler form.”

Letter to Sheldon Vanauken 3/6/1955
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q03-06 (Omniscient God)

CSL Daily 3/2/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Memory of Sir Walter Scott” was a talk Lewis gave on March 2, 1956.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“What we practise, not (save at rare intervals) what we preach, is usually our great contribution to the conversion of others.”

Letter to Mrs. Johnson 3/2/1955
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q03-02 (What We Practise)

CSL Daily 1/5/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On January 5, 1945 the ninth installment of (the eventual) The Great Divorce (chapter seven) was published in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“In praying for people one dislikes I find it helpful to remember that one is joining in His prayer for them.”

Letter to Mary Van Deusen
(from The Collected Letters Of C.S. Lewis, Volume 3 on 1/5/1951)

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