The suspicious man gives the priest significant vibes that he is going to betray him, so the priest actively seeks to love him and eventually succeeds.
In his 1959 Rede Lecture, the scientist and novelist C P Snow memorably deplored what he saw as a gulf between the two cultures of arts and sciences.
The lecture provoked the prominent literary critic F R Leavis into responding that there was only one culture: his.
Public ignorance of basic science didn’t matter, but ignorance of Shakespeare did.
This missed the main point of Snow’s argument, which was that even if that were the prevailing view among the literati, it ought not to be.