“Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things."
"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland and through the Looking Glass
"Lord, I believe. Help Thou my unbelief." Mark, 9:24
I am so made that I cannot believe. What, then, would you have me do?”
“Endeavor then to convince yourself, not by increase of proofs of God, but by the abatement of your passions. You would like to attain faith and do not know the way; you would like to cure yourself of unbelief, and ask the remedy for it...There are people... who are cured of an ill of which you would be cured. Follow the way by which they began: by acting as if they believed, taking the holy water, having masses said, etc.”
(1131)”The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace....They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions.”or
(1128) “The sacrament is not wrought by the righteousness of either the celebrant or the recipient, but by the power of God.”
“...at each step you take on this road you will see so great certainty of gain, so much nothingness in what you risk, that you will at last recognize that you have wagered for something certain and infinite, for which you have given nothing.”