John’s blasphemy sears you. It brings pain into Heaven, and it cuts all those near you as well. The chorus of joy turns briefly to cries of pain. You realize now that sin cannot be allowed into Heaven, for it destroys all love that it touches. How great must his sins be, that God left him behind? You cannot question God’s wisdom. It is time to free yourself from mortal concerns.
But John hurts so much.
You waver as you consider.