In "The Dagger with Wings" by G. K. Chesterton, Father Brown went to someone, Mr Aylmer, who was asking for protection against another one who wants to kill him, but the priest wasn't sure whether this man has only a monomania, or he is really being chased by someone. So Father Brown went to him without prior notice, and the man was a little afraid of the priest.
Something about Mr Aylmer’s unrestful eye prompted the priest to go straight to the point. If the man’s persecution was only a monomania, he would be the less likely to resent it.
“I was wondering,” said Father Brown softly, “whether it is quite true that you never expect visitors.”
“You are right,” replied his host steadily. “I always expect one visitor. And he may be the last.”
For which thing does "it" refer here? I can't get the whole meaning of this sentence?
If it means "going straight to the point", what's the relation between that and determining whether if this man has only a monomania, or he is really being chased by someone?