"Revelation, being the complete and unsentimentalized Truth, must delineate both the mercy and the wrath. And yet in the Qur'an it is said,
"My Mercy is greater than My Wrath."
In fact, from the highest point of view there is even more "mercy" in the wrath than there is wrath. The stringency of the wrath is simply lawful consequence of turning our backs to Reality. And yet this "stringency" is also "mercy" in so far as it may turn us in the direction of Truth, may reconnect us with our Source."
~ Sheikha Camille Helminski from "The Light of Dawn."