“Christianity and Literature” in Christian Reflections

Lewis, C. S.

Eerdmans, 1968

p. 9

Christians are meant to imitate God and not, first of all, to express themselves. ‘Thus St. Augustine and Rousseau both write Confessions: to the one his own temperament is a kind of absolute (au moins je suis autre); to the other, the self is “a narrow house too narrow for thee to enter–oh, make it wide. It is in ruins–oh, rebuild it.”