That’s arrogance, Harry. ” he said, gently. “On a level so deep, you don’t even realize it exists. And do you know why it’s there?” “No?” I asked. He smiled again. “Because you have set a higher standard for yourself. You think that, because you have more power than others, you have to do more with it.” “To whom much is given, much is required,” I said, without looking up. He barked out a short laugh. “For someone who repeatedly tells me he has no faith, you have a surprising capacity to quote scripture. And that’s just my point.” I eyed him. “What?” “You wouldn’t be twisting yourself into knots like this, Harry, if you didn’t care.” “So?” “Monsters don’t care,” Michael said. “The damned don’t care, Harry. The only way to go beyond redemption is to choose to take yourself there. The only way to do it is to stop caring.