In Moses 7, Enoch sees God weep because of the wickedness and suffering of his children. When does God’s weeping end?
I frequently wonder if our happiness (I consider myself to be very happy and recognize my charmed life — hurray for running water and vaccinations that spare ours and our children’s lives!) is due solely to our incomprehension of others’ suffering. How happy could I be if my spouse or daughter were in great pain? I couldn’t spend a pleasant day skiing with my kids if I knew my grandparents were at that moment being robbed and beaten. Because there is always someone somewhere being robbed and beaten (or otherwise experiencing severe trauma), my day skiing with my kids is pleasant only because I don’t love and don’t know.
Given that God loves perfectly and sees and knows all, when would his weeping end and joy begin?