CSL Daily 01/26/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The first meeting of the Oxford Socratic Club was on January 26, 1942. Lewis was the 1st president.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

There have been men before now who got so interested in proving the existence of God that they came to care nothing for God Himself…as if the good Lord had nothing to do but exist!”

Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce XII
(Published in The Guardian on 1/26/1945)

Q01-26 (Care Nothing for God)

CSL Daily 01/10/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The January 10, 1941 issue  of The Guardian included “Meditation on the Third Commandment” from Lewis.
Hear a podcast “essay chat” on this shorter work over at All About Jack via this direct link.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The danger of mistaking our merely natural, though perhaps legitimate, enthusiasms for holy zeal, is always great.”

Meditation on the Third Commandment
(Published in The Guardian on 1/10/1941)

q01-10-holy-zeal

CSL Daily 01/05/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

On January 5, 1945 the ninth installment of (the eventual) The Great Divorce (chapter seven) was published in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“In praying for people one dislikes I find it helpful to remember that one is joining in His prayer for them.”

Letter to Mary Van Deusen
(from The Collected Letters Of C.S. Lewis, Volume 3 on 1/5/1951)

q01-05-praying-for-people

CSL Daily 12/29/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce VIII” was published on Dec. 29, 1944 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“‘Great works’ (of art) and ‘good works’ (of charity) had better also be Good Work. Let choirs sing well or not at all.”

Good Work and Good Works
(Published in Good Work in Christmas, 1959 issue)

CSL Daily 12/22/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce VII” was published Dec. 22, 1944 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I will bring you to the land not of questions but of answers, and you shall see the face of God.”

Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce VII
(Published in The Guardian on 12/22/1944)