2009-06-05

I will not... any of it!

V: Bless me, Father, I've sinned. My last confession was two weeks ago.
F: Go ahead.
V: Father, I accuse myself of bad thoughts toward my family.
F: You've hated your husband?
V: Yes, and my children.
F: How many times have you borne these thoughts?
V: Too many to count.
F: What are these bad thoughts?
V: In my thoughts... ...I want to abandon my children. I want to injure my husband. I want to run away. I want to be unattached. I want to be famous.
F: You must banish these bad thoughts.
V: What if I can't make them stop?
F: Well then, ask Mary, the mother of our blessed Lord... ...to teach you to bear your cross silently... ...patiently, and in perfect submission to the will of God.

Viviane Joan 'Vivi' Abbott Walker in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) Callie Khouri