The Hazel Nut by Julian of Norwich
‘God showed me a little thing, the size of a hazel nut, lying in the palm of my hand. I looked upon it and wondered, “What might this be?” And I was answered, “It is all Creation.”
I marvelled how it could last, for I thought it might suddenly fall to nothing, it was so small.
And I was answered, “It lasts and ever shall last, for God loves it.’
In this little hazel nut I saw three truths:
the first is that God made it;
the second is that God loves it;
and the third is that God keeps it safe.’