Where is the bottom?

Pastor Matthew Best
5 min readDec 16, 2019

I’ve heard people ask the question — where is the bottom? They ask this in relation to things going on in the world. It’s usually a question that is asked after something shocks us and goes beyonds the boundaries of what has been considered normal at the time. There are many things that we could point to in relation to this — senseless violence (When is violence actually sensible anyway?), corruption, boldface lying, destruction of the earth, exploitation, oppression, etc.

So, where is the bottom? My answer is that there isn’t one. And it shouldn’t surprise us. Scripture is actually pretty…

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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.