CSL Daily 02/11/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis spoke on the BBC on February 11, 1949 on “The Novels of Charles Williams.” It was recorded and is also in On Stories.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“To find that one’s emotions do not ‘come to heel’ and line up as stable sentiments in permanent conformity with one’s convictions is simply the facts of being a fallen, and still imperfectly redeemed, man.”

Letter to Michael Edwardson 2/11/1960
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q02-11 (Imperfectly Redeemed)

CSL Daily 02/05/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Man Born Blind” was published on February 4, 1977 in Church Times. But a different version was later discovered called “Light.” Hear a podcast interview with Dr. Charlie Starr about that version.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I fancy we are all too ready, once we are converted ourselves, to assume that God will deal with everyone exactly as He does with us. But He is no mass-producer and treats no two quite alike.”

Letter to Mrs. Jessup on 2/5/1954
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q02-05 (Assume God)

CSL Daily 02/04/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

On February 4, 1933 Lewis wrote to his friend Arthur Greeves about reading a draft of The Hobbit (not published till ’37).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Since term began I have had a delightful time reading a children’s story which Tolkien has just written.”

Letter to Arthur Greeves on 2/4/1933
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

Q02-04 (Hobbit 1933)

CSL Daily 9/02/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Condemned” is a poem first published as “Under Sentence” on September 7, 1945 in The Spectator.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If nothing, or nothing we recognise comes through, we imagine [God] has let us down and reject Him, perhaps at the very moment when help was on its way. . .”

Letter to Mrs. Lockley on 9/2/1949
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

CSL Daily 8/10/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’ letter to the editor of Church Times on “The Holy Name” was published on August 10, 1951.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I think almost all the crimes which Christians have perpetrated against each other arise from this, that religion is confused with politics.”

Letter to Don Giovanni Calabria 8/10/1953
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)