She was extremely proud of Patrick then. He'd grown so much that he was now offering advice to his other self. A few months ago, he wouldn't have done that.
"He's right." she gave Patrick a smile as she texted her nephew before setting her phone down. "And I can't tell you what it means to know that he gets it. Crutches are bad. You're not repenting anything, you're just using pain to mask pain. You have to let yourself feel it."
She shrugged, "and it sucks. So much I had to learn that once Lucifer was done with me." she sighed, "plus I highly doubt the pope actually does this. I don't even really understand it. It's using guilt for being human. If I read your bible right your God made you out of love. Not to suffer for imagined sins. It's all man's word anyway."