CSL Daily 02/16/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Screwtape Letters was published in the U.S. on February 16, 1943, but was released in the UK in Feb. 1942.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“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
(Released in the U.S. on 2/16/1943)

Q02-16 (Keeping Things OUT)

CSL Daily 02/14/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

A Grief Observed was published for the first time in the US on February 14, 1963, after being released in the UK on 9/29/1961. Also paperbacks of The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity were released on February 14, 1955) in the UK.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Bereavement is not the truncation of married love but one of its regular phases—like the honeymoon. What we want is to live our marriage well and faithfully through that phase too. If it hurts (and it certainly will) we accept the pains as a necessary part of this phase.”

A Grief Observed 
(Published in the US on 2/14/1963)

Q02-14 (Bereavement - We Accept)

CSL Daily 02/09/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Screwtape Letters (book) was first published in the UK on this date (2/9) in 1942.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.”

Preface to The Screwtape Letters
(Published 2/9/1942)

Q02-09 (Two Opposite Errors)

CSL Daily 11/28/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The final letter from Screwtape (31st) was printed Nov. 28, 1941 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[Screwtape bemoans the patient’s fate:]
“He got through so easily! No gradual misgivings, no doctor’s sentence, no nursing home, no operating theatre, no false hopes of life; sheer, instantaneous liberation.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXXI
(First published in The Guardian on 11/28/1941)

CSL Daily 11/23/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“March for Drum, Trumpet, and Twenty-one Giants” is a Lewis poem first published in Punch in their Nov. 4, 1953 issue.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Whatever men expect they soon come to think they have a right to: the sense of disappointment can, with very little skill on our part, be turned into a sense of injury.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXX
(First published in The Guardian on 11/21/1941)