Faith enables man, in a sense, to see with the mind of God. One is empowered to transcend the various limitations that we fallen creatures have inherited, and savour a foretaste of the Kingdom.
To refuse to believe entails not only the denial of a message of a way of life, but the rejection of a Person, who is Truth Himself.
The atheist denies not only God, but the very nature of man, who can only encounter his uniqueness in relation to the Lord who created and called him.
God's grace is universal and gratuitous. He abandons no one to wallow in the filth of their own ignorance and isolation. The heavenly light is constantly communicated to men, yet we are often too stiff-necked and hard hearted to answer the invitation.