The God Particle

Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Image by Julian Herzog.

Reblogged from the Stillspeaking devotional published by the United Church of Christ.

Romans 1:19-20

“But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of God’s divine being.” (The Message)

Reflection by Daniel Randall

The recent announcement of the discovery of the Higgs boson particle has both scientific and religious communities abuzz. Labeled “the God particle” by some, the Higgs boson apparently helps us understand why there are things – even us in the universe. It explains why there is mass. It lays out why we have sticks and stones, planets and pets, stars and super glue. Simply explained, the Higgs boson may be the “glue” according to some scientists, which holds everything together.  (Click link to continue reading)