God should be the Starting Point
This “God Particle” idea, this recent discovery of the tiniest unit ever discovered (so far) of the building blocks of the universe may be referred to in the Bible in Colossians 1.
“15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”
I am not sure, but it is nice to think about. “For by Him, all things were created… both visible and invisible… He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together”.
It seems to me that the theologians and scientists may not be as far apart as I had assumed when I first went to Aspen. But, I wrote this in my Journal the month BEFORE I went to Aspen. In July of 2004, I had just read that great piece by Augustine on “Who is God?” (See Shade 6).
"Who is God, ... What is God... most hidden, yet most present..." Augustine.
And then I wrote this;
“Starting Point. God, and my thoughts of Him, must always be my starting point.
And "at the end of the day", I still "fall on my knees".
No matter what I have been through,
no matter what anyone else has been through,
no matter what the world has been through,
no matter how many doubts (darts) we throw at the Providence of God,
no matter how many times we question the "Invisible Hand" of God,
... we still cannot escape the fact that it all began with a miracle,
with something we cannot explain...
Whether you are an atheist or a theist,
Something either came from nothing (which is a "miracle"), or
Something was created or jump-started by
Someone greater than what we can explain.
We do not have all of the Evidence we would like.
Both Science and the Sacred Texts can only take us so far.
At the end of the day, we must still choose to make that leap of Faith.
Believing in Something, Someone, is greater than believing in Nothing.
So until further notice, "cast all your cares" on Him, the God who is beyond all of our thoughts,
bigger than our Sacred Texts,
the Answer to all of our questions,
the payoff for the Scientists who climb the mountain (Jastrow, see Shade 26),
the ultimate healer for all of our battle wounds,
the supreme Lover of our soul...”
(It is kind of hard to believe I wrote that on July 16, 2004, before Aspen…)