In his classic novel Brothers Karamazov, Feodor Dostoevsky tells the story of Father Zossima, a wise and humble Russian monk.
In the story people travel from nearby towns and villages, seeking the good Father's spiritual advice. One day a woman arrives at his cell to talk to him. She has a big problem, the woman explains. Slowly, over the course of many years, she has lost her faith, and therefore, her reason to live. Father Zossima must give her a reason to believe again, she says, or she will kill herself.