I was wondering if …

I was wondering if you thought God existed.”

“God?”

“Yes.”

Why do you ask?”

“Because I don’t know if I believe in God.”

“And you want my opinion?”

“Yes.”

“Why?”

“Because you’re a priest.”

“Do you want my opinion or do you want me to tell you what you want to hear?”

“I want your opinion.”

“Well, I don’t know if I believe in God.”

This surprised me. “You don’t know?”

“No, I don’t.”

“But you’re a priest.”

“Yes, I am, but that doesn’t mean I have to know if I believe in God or not.”

“Doesn’t it?”

“No, it doesn’t.”

“But if you don’t believe in God, why are you a priest?”

“Because I wanted to be a priest.”

“But if you don’t believe in God, why did you want to be a priest?”

“I don’t know.”

“You don’t know?”

“No.”

“But you must

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