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 6/23/17

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)