Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.

Bess McNeill: Everyone has something they're good at. I've always been stupid, but I'm good at this.
Dodo McNeill: Not one of you has the right to consign Bess to hell!
Bess McNeill: I don't understand what you're saying. How can you love a word? You cannot love words. You can't be in love with a word. You can only love another human being. That's perfection.
Jan Nyman: [he writes in a paper] Let me die. I'm evil in head!
Bess McNeill: I love you no matter what is in your head!
The Minister: Can you think of anything of real value that the outsiders have brought with them?
Bess McNeill: Uh... their music!
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Bess McNeill: His name is Jan.
The Minister: I do not know him.
Bess McNeill: [coyly] He's from the lake.
The Minister: You know we do not favor matrimony with outsiders.
An Elder: Can you even tell us what matrimony is?
Bess McNeill: It's when two people are joined in God.
The Minister: We do not need bells in our church to worship God.
Jan Nyman: Love is a mighty power, isn't it.
The Minister: I would say to you that if there is one of these commandments you do not love and do not obey, you have no business at the Lord's table.
Bess McNeill: I don't make love with them, I make love with Jan and I save him from dying.
Bess McNeill: Everyone has one thing they're good at. I've always been stupid, but I'm good at this.
Chairman: Can you think of anything of real value that the outsiders have brought with them?
Bess McNeill: Their music!
Bess McNeill: We Think he will be completely paralyzed. But he'll live.

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