CSL Daily 5/04/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The first paperback edition of Lewis’s spiritual autobiography, Surprised by Joy was published May 4, 1959.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Yes— it is sometimes hard to obey St. Paul’s ‘Rejoice.’ We must try to take life moment by moment. The actual present is usually pretty tolerable, I think, if only we refrain from adding to its burden that of the past and the future.”

Letter to Mary Willis Shelburne on 5/4/1962
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q05-04 - (Obeying REJOICE)

CSL Daily 4/20/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On April 20, 1942 is when Perelandra was published. It tells of adventures on Venus.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Every joy is beyond all others. The fruit we are eating is always the best fruit of all.”

Perelandra
(Published 4/20/1943)

Q04-20 - (Best Fruit)

CSL Daily 4/06/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

22nd installment of what eventually became part of The Great Divorce was published today (4/6) in The Guardian in 1945.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Either the day must come when joy prevails and all the makers of misery are no longer able to infect it: or else for ever and ever the makers of misery can destroy in others the happiness they reject for themselves.”

Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce XXII
(Published in The Guardian on 4/6/1945)

Q04-06 - (Happines Rejected)

CSL Daily 2/6/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Magician’s Nephew  took Lewis the longest to write of all the Narnia books  (almost 5 years, from ’49 to ’54).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.”

The Shocking Alternative
(Given as a talk on the BBC on 2/1/1942)

Q02-06 (Free Will)

CSL Daily 1/27/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer was published January 27, 1964; one of the last books Lewis prepared before his death.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Joy is the serious business of Heaven.”

Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer
(Published on 1/27/1964)

Q01-27 (Business of Heaven)