“Christianity and Literature” in Christian Reflections
Lewis, C. S.
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.”