"I believe religion is right. Even if it's not, it hasn't deprived me of any good thing and has given me many. In the age of anxiety, religion replaces narcissism and fear with compassion and epektasis — straining toward the mystery. It says you should do the best you can right now — pay attention to what's most true and be kind — and trust, like the great souls of blessed memory, that somehow, everything will be all right. If there's a better way to live, I don't know of it. I intend to keep working on God."