Upside Down

     My new favorite book is called, Divine Mercy: A Guide from Genesis to Benedict XVI by Robert Stackpole.
     Despite it’s fertile teachings, I disagree with the first sentence, which reads: “This book is a guide to a message that the world desperately needs to hear.  This message comes from ‘above,’ ‘right from the top,’ from the Maker of the Universe Himself,” (p. 13).
     I disagree with the claim that God is “at the top.”  I think that God’s kind of power is the power that issues from “the bottom.”  God makes the world, He rules the world, and He is the only transcendent, almighty, all-knowing creator of the universe.  But as creator, He does not sit “above.”  God is humble, merciful, and tender.
     If you want to find God, look at the lepers, the sick, the dying.  Look at the poor, the sorrowful, the brokenhearted.  God is all-powerful and the only entity that is deserving of worship and praise.  In fact, He is deserving of our entire lives, which are but a breath in contrast to Him.  Nevertheless, it is part of the greatness of God that He is “below,” with the sinners and the meek, and can be found only when we come to Him in humility.