“This is blasphemous,” the high priest cried out. “Those who defaced the holiest of our shrines must pay for their evil deeds.”
“Yes, your Holiness,” one of the squires said in deference. “What would you have us do, sire?”
“Round up all of the usual suspects,” the high priest said. “The Jews, the Muslims, the pagans, the Africans, and the non-believers.”
“And once we have them rounded up?” asked the squire.
“Fool!” admonished the high priest. “You get them to renounce their false gods. Get them to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Get them to repent, to convert, and to atone for their sins and for this act of blasphemy.”
“What if they refuse to renounce, repent, convert, and atone, Your Holiness?” the squire asked.
“Then you must do what must be done,” the high priest said.
“Sire, do you mean…?”
“Yes, that is precisely what I mean,” the high priest said. “Let those heretics and blasphemers spend an eternity burning in Hell.”
Written for this week’s What Do You See? Prompt from Hélène Vaillant.