The Lord let me realize the "distance" between him and us. Today's Responsorial Psalm 113 tells us that the Lord is high above all nations and his glory, above the heavens. We see that he is infinite, while we are finite. He has created everything from nothing, while we merely work on or put together the things that have already existed. God put us into this world and will take us away as he wishes ~ we have absolutely no control. We are totally at his mercy. Basically, God is everything and we are nothing. If we are so proud of ourselves and think that we are somebody, that'd be sheer folly.
What is amazing is that God has shown his love for us and can make us into little gods to turn our nothingness into everything to him. This is a "shocking" surprise and certainly cause for rejoicing.