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)

CSL Daily 8/09/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The first known letter Lewis wrote to Sister Penelope occurred on August 9, 1939.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“One hopes there will come a day when one can enjoy nice things said about one’s self just in the same innocent way as one enjoys nice things about anyone else—perfect humility will need no modesty.”

Letter to Sister Penelope 8/9/1939
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

CSL Daily 6/10/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The U.K. edition of Letters to an American Lady was published in June, 1969 (it was first published in the U.S. on Dec. 19, 1967).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I can obey advice from others which I have often given myself in vain.”

Letter to Mary Van Deusen 6/10/1952
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

CSL Daily 6/7/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Morte Darthur” by Lewis was a book review of The Works of Sir Thomas Malory published on June 7, 1947 in The Times Literary Supplement.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It does one good to see the fine side of people we’ve always seen the worst of.”

Letter to Arthur Greeves 6/7/1930
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume I)