Faith, Unfaith, and A Pastrami Sandwich

“At some point, then, I began to do a little bargaining—or not exactly bargaining. More like: ‘God, I have read Job, and I don’t understand it, but if this is a test of faith, you now realize my faith is fairly weak, and probably leaving the spicy mustard off the pastrami sandwich would have also […]

“At some point, then, I began to do a little bargaining—or not exactly bargaining. More like: ‘God, I have read Job, and I don’t understand it, but if this is a test of faith, you now realize my faith is fairly weak, and probably leaving the spicy mustard off the pastrami sandwich would have also tested it? You didn’t have to go nuclear on me, you know…'”

-from When Breath Becomes Air, by neurosurgeon and neuroscientist Paul Kalanithi