We should, I believe, distrust states of mind which turn our attention upon ourselves. Even at our sins we should look no longer than is necessary to know and to repent them: and our virtues or progress (if any) are certainly a dangerous object of contemplation. When the sun is vertically above a man he casts no shadow: similarly when we have come to the Divine meridian our spiritual shadow (that is, our consciousness of self) will vanish. One will thus in a sense be almost nothing: a room to be filled by God and out blessed fellow creatures, who in their turn are rooms we help to fill. But how far one is from at this at present!
~C.S. Lewis, from a letter to Walter Hooper, November 30, 1954
For reflection on Isaiah 55:6-7