The Whole Universe is as a Grain

From today’s reading:

Before the Lord the whole universe
     is as a grain from a balance
     or a drop of morning dew
     come down upon the earth.
But you have mercy on all,
     because you can do all things;
     and you overlook people’s sins
     that they may repent.
For you love all things that are
     and loathe nothing that you have made;
     for what you hated,
     you would not have fashioned.
And how could a thing remain,
     unless you willed it;
     or be preserved,
     had it not been called forth by you?
But you spare all things,
    because they are yours,
O Lord and lover of souls,
     for your imperishable spirit
     is in all things!
Therefore you rebuke offenders little by little,
     warn them and remind them
     of the sins they are committing,
     that they may abandon their wickedness
     and believe in you, O Lord!

— Wisdom 11:22-12:2

This reminds me of much of Julian of Norwich’s writings. This verse has moved up into my top five or so favorite verses from Scripture.