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 5/18/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s mother, Florence Augusta Hamilton, was born on May 18, 1862. She went by “Flora.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A country clergyman wrote to the editor (of The Guardian), withdrawing his subscription on the ground that ‘much of the advice given in these letters seemed to him not only erroneous but positively diabolical.'”

Preface to the Second Edition of The Screwtape Letters
(Written on 5/18/1960)

Q05-18 - (Screwtape Advice Diabolical)

CSL Daily 5/16/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On May 16, 1941 the third letter from Screwtape was published in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Keep his mind off the most elementary duties by directing it to the most advanced and spiritual ones.”

The Screwtape Letters III
(Published in The Guardian on 5/16/1941)

Q05-16 - (Mind OFF - Screwtape)

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 5/09/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The revised edition of Miracles: A Preliminary Study was published May 9, 1960 containing a revised third chapter.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

(Screwtape boasts:) “All the habits of the patient, both mental and bodily, are still in our favour.”

The Screwtape Letters II
(Published in The Guardian on 5/9/1941)

Q05-09 - (Screwtape - Habits)