CSL Daily 11/04/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Weight of Glory” was published in the November, 1941 issue of Theology.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The load, or weight, or burden of my neighbor’s glory should be laid daily on my back, a load so heavy that only humility can carry it, and the backs of the proud will be broken.”

The Weight of Glory
(Published in November, 1941 issue of Theology)

(CCSLQ-40) – Next Moment

The following is part of a series exploring quotations attributed to C.S. Lewis that are questionable for one reason or another. As I near the publication of an untitled book on the subject, it is difficult to say how often I will post additional material (even though over 30 more quotes have been identified). That book is scheduled for release in May, 2018.

There is an “at a glance” page (CLICK HERE) to quickly see what has been posted so far in this series, which also includes a list of the other quotes I’ve identified as questionable. Also, if you haven’t already, consider reading the INTRODUCTION to this series to gain an understanding of the three main categories.   



“The next moment is as much beyond our grasp, and as much in God’s care as that a hundred years away. Care for the next minute is just as foolish as care for a day in the next thousand years. And neither can we do anything, and both God is doing everything.”

It’s no secret that Lewis enjoyed the writings of George MacDonald very much. In fact, I’ve posted two articles already where something credited to Lewis was actually from MacDonald. The first was about an expression related to soul/body, and the other was about being “what God chose to make me.” In both cases it was difficult to clearly know how those two sayings were falsely credited to Lewis. However, with this quotation, it is much easier to determine why some believe Lewis was the author, instead of M.

In the mid 1940’s Lewis edited a book entitled George MacDonald: An Anthology. Within that book, in reading number 74, is a slightly modified version of this quote. There are three words missing from the beginning and four words from about the middle of the quotation. The correct version (with the absent words in bold) are below and the entire source from where this passage is found is also online.

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)