CSL Daily 9/13/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

In the U.S. The Weight of Glory was published on September 13, 1949. It was called Transposition in the U.K. and later updated in 1980.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavourable.”

Learning in War-Time
(Published in The Weight of Glory on 9/13/1949)

CSL Daily 7/6/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Business of Heaven: Daily Readings from C.S. Lewis was published on July 5, 1984 and was edited by Walter Hooper.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

Passage from The Weight of Glory
(Published in The Business of Heaven)

CSL Daily 6/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

An Expostulation (against too many writers of science fiction) – a poem from Lewis was published in the June, 1959 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Glory, as Christianity teaches me to hope for it, turns out to satisfy my original desire and indeed to reveal an element in that desire which I had not noticed.”

The Weight of Glory
(Sermon preached on 6/8/1941)

CSL Daily 6/19/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Membership” was published in the June 1945 issue of Sobornost. Previously it was a talk given in February to the Society of St. Alban and St. Sergius in Oxford.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“How God thinks of us is not only more important, but infinitely more important. Indeed, how we think of Him is of no importance except in so far as it is related to how He thinks of us.”

The Weight of Glory
(Sermon preached on 6/8/1941)

CSL Daily 6/14/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis finished his academic studies at Oxford near the end of June, 1923, beginning his exams on the 14th.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Perfect humility dispenses with modesty. If God is satisfied with the work, the work my be satisfied with itself.”

The Weight of Glory
(Sermon preached on 6/8/1941)