"… I saw that God was everything that is good
and encouraging …
God showed me in my palm
a little thing round as a ball
about the size of a hazelnut.
I looked at it with the eye of my understanding
and asked myself:
‘What is this thing?’
And I was answered:
‘It is everything that is created.’
I wondered how it could survive
since it seemed so little
it could suddenly disintegrate into nothing.
The answer came: ‘It endures and ever will endure,
because God loves it.’
And so everything has being
because of God’s love."
St Julian of Norwich