CSL Daily 5/25/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Pilgrim’s Regress: An Allegorical Apology for Christianity, Reason and Romanticism was published on May 25, 1933.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“How God loves us: not because we are lovable but because He is love, not because He needs to receive but He delights to give.”

Letter to Genia Goelz 5/25/1952
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

 Q05-25 - (God Delights to Give)

CSL Daily 5/15/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Charles Williams, a close friend of Lewis, died on May 15, 1945. Williams was the author of Descent into Hell and other works.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Yes, pride is a perpetual nagging temptation. Keep on knocking it on the head but don’t be too worried about it. As long as one knows one is proud one is safe from the worst form of pride.”

Letter to Genia Goelz 5/15/1952
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q05-15 - (Safe from Pride)

CSL Daily 5/10/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On May 9, 1941 the second Screwtape Letter premiered in The Guardian before being available in the famous book.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“You don’t see Nature till you believe in the Supernatural: don’t get the full, hot, salty tang of her except by contrast with the pure water from beyond the world. Those who mistake Nature for the All are just those who can never realise her as a particular creature with her own flamed, terrible, beautiful individuality.”

Letter to Dom Bede Griffiths OSB on 5/10/1945
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

Q05-10 - (Seeing Nature)

CSL Daily 5/08/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis was interviewed in May 1963 by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Published later that year and it is in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The process of living seems to consist in coming to realise truths so ancient and simple that, if stated, they sound like barren platitudes. They cannot sound otherwise to those who have not had the relevant experience.”

Letter to Dom Bede Griffiths OSB on 5/8/1939
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

Q05-08 - (Relevant Experience)

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)