- Penitent: “I’m not repentant.”
- Vianney: “Are you repentant of not being repentant?”
- Penitent: “Yes.”
- Vianney: “I absolve you from your sins…”
I agree entirely. We are not our fallen feelings and emotions. Our Lord graces us to repent with an act of the will even over against fallen feelings and emotions. Just because we have a cross to carry with temptation and distraction doesn’t mean we can’t at the very same time love God and be great saints!