CSL Daily 6/23/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s poem “Vitrea Circe” was published in Punch on June 23, 1948  and was revised and reprinted in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

(Screwtape Admits:) “Prayers offered in the state of dryness are those which please Him (God) best.”

The Screwtape Letters VIII
(Published in The Guardian on 6/20/1941)

CSL Daily 5/23/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The fourth Screwtape letter was published May 23, 1941 in The Guardian. It deal with “the painful subject of prayer.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

(Screwtape Boasts:) “It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.”

The Screwtape Letters IV
(Published in The Guardian on 5/23/1941)

Q05-23 - (Screwtape Boast - Keeping Out)

CSL Daily 3/31/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis preached “Miserable Offenders: An Interpretation of Prayer Book Language” at his parish church, Evensong, on March 31, 1946.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Those who do not think about their own sins make up for it by thinking incessantly about the sins of others.”

Miserable Offenders: An Interpretation of Prayer Book Language
(Sermon Preached 3/31/1946)

Q03-31 - (Sins of Others)

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 2/12/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Letters to Malcolm came out in the US on February 12, 1964. It had been released in the UK at the end of the previous month.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[Charles Williams writes] that sort of book in which we begin by saying, ‘Let us suppose that this everyday world were, at some one point, invaded by the marvellous. Let us, in fact, suppose a violation of frontier.'”

The Novels of Charles Williams
(Talk recorded and aired on 2/11/1949; now found in On Stories)

Q02-12 (Books Williams Writes)