“I suppose they try and make you believe an awful …

Comment on Redefining Faith by Paula Reed Nancarrow.

“I suppose they try and make you believe an awful lot of nonsense?”

“Is it nonsense? I wish it were. It sometimes sounds terribly sensible to me.”

“But my dear Sebastian, you can’t seriously believe it all.”

“Can’t I?”

“I mean about Christmas and the star and the three kings and the ox and the ass.”

“Oh yes, I believe that. It’s a lovely idea.”

“But you can’t believe things because they’re a lovely idea.”

“But I do. That’s how I believe.”’

Brideshead Revisited (2011), p.109, Penguin Classics.

This is a beautiful piece, and you have a beautiful son. 😉 Glad that you posted on #ArchiveDay.

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