The remembrance of sin, an indirect occasion of joy
Won’t our remembrance of sin spoil the joy of heaven? No, said Jonathan Edwards. The saints in heaven
“will so perfectly see at the same time, how that ‘tis turned to the best, to the glory of God, or at least will so perfectly know that it is so; and particularly, they will have so much the more admiring and joyful sense of God’s grace in pardoning them, that the remembrance of their sins will rather be an indirect occasion of joy” (Misc., 432).