Faith is believing in something when…

In the popular classic Christmas movie Miracle on Thirty-Fourth Street, little Suzie Walker, played by Natalie Wood, is perplexed about how some of those around her are reacting to the enigmatic Santa Claus figured who has recently come into their lives. Her mother, Doris, played by Maureen O’Hara, tries to explain to her the need to have faith in Kris Kringle. Frustrated, little Suzie exclaims, “But that doesn’t make any sense, Mommy,” to which her mother responds, “Faith is believing in something when common sense tells us not to.”

Thomas Howe, from To Everyone An Answer, Francis Beckwith, William Craig, and J. P. Moreland, editors, p. 23

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