Sunday, May 03, 2009

Walk one step and you will be taken a mile

He [Father Ensheim] softly drummed his fingers on the table as though he were turning a notion over in his mind.

"Our wise old Church," he said then, "has discovered that if you will act as if you believed, belief will be granted to you; if you pray with doubt, but pray with sincerity, your doubt will be dispelled; if you will surrender yourself to the beauty of that liturgy, the power of which over the human spirit has been proved by the experience of the ages, peace will descend upon you."

- From W. Somerset Maugham's The Razor's Edge

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