What an exciting time this is in the world of physics and human research into the origin of all things material. So many dedicated scientists have been working for years to find the origin of life and matter.
Today they are rejoicing in still another step forward in their quest in the wake of the announcement of the possibility of the discovery of so-called “The God Particle”. And after decades of searches, it seems likely the elusive particle has been successfully detected inside an underground tunnel experiment run by the European Organization for Nuclear Research outside Geneva. But in fact, many scientists, including the physicist for whom it is named, dislike the term, whether they believe in God or not.
The Higgs boson, the official “nickname” of a subatomic particle which is believed to be the particle which gives mass to matter, is an important discovery in the scientific world.. Apparently this new discovery would confirm the existence of a Big Bang, the theory that the entire universe was created from a single “Nothing to Something” explosion 14 million years ago from which our known universe resulted.
There are many of us, while respecting the incredible intelligence and dedication of scientists across the globe, have a completely different view of Reality. That is that Life is Spiritual.
The God Particle found in spiritual life doesn’t require tremendous amounts of energy to crash subatomic particles into each other in giant underground tracks, where they are steered by magnetic fields.
It is found in the hearts and minds of men and women. These, equally dedicated individuals, believe that God is not to be found in a Big Bang but in the still small voice as Elijah (The Bible - I Kings 19: 11-12) discovered. Seeing the power of earthquake wind and fire he was quieted and assured by the voice of God in his heart telling him that the still small voice of Truth is where God is to be found.
Many citizens of this world today sincerely question God and God's power, and are seeking truth about where we came from and where are going. They look to the Big Bang theory or search for infinitesimal pieces of subatomic particles to prove what life is about. But the scientists have yet to discover, or at least to reveal what they have found, in that “material” God Particle the particle that would cause so many human actions.
What "material particle" of love and respect for life is it that would impel a person to pick up a small spider and take it outside to release it rather than squashing it. (O.K. I confess, I am guilty of this.)
Or to release the mouse from a trap and set it free outside rather than taking its life.
What other than the spiritual "God particle" would make us reach out to help a poor or homeless person whom we do not even know, and lend a hand to uplift their life's journey.
What particle is it that compels people every day to go to a pet shelter to rescue an abandoned or abused dog or cat and to give them the joy of life and love.
What particle is it that softens a hard heart to make that heart beat faster and bring joyous laughter when a small puppy licks your face, no matter where that little puppy's tongue has been previously.
Or, from whence comes that God Particle that wells up in us, sometimes making our eyes teary as we sit on the porch and observe the wonderful peace and harmony of an evening sunset while the fingers of darkness are creeping across the lawn and birds are singing their "goodnight" songs.
We all hope that those scientists, in their search for the physical cause of life do find that Real God Particle, the one that lifts us above and beyond the futile search for happiness and meaning in material things and reveals life's real treasures, Joy, Peace, Harmony, Brotherliness, Charitableness, Forgiveness and Selflessness.
As Peter observed in The Bible, I Corinthians 2:9-10-
"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God."