Particle Accelerators and Easter

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is back in the news as it was recently re-activated. It is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. Scientists shoot sub-atomic particles through at the speed of light and when these particle collide, they release a tremendous amount of energy, which if not done within the controlled environment of CERN, ¬†would be enough to incinerate the earth. These experiments demonstrate Einstein’s basic equation E=MC2. Each piece of matter contains within itself and can be converted into tremendous amount of energy.

In ordinary everyday life, there is more to the things we see and do than what we ordinarily perceive. Like, can someone love to such an infinite degree, at the level of the energy within a particle accelerator, that he can actually overcome death? Can someone believe with his whole heart and soul, to the degree of the LHC, that he can move mountains? Can someone be so connected with his source that He can truthfully say, “I am going back to the Father. And where I am going you cannot come unless you believe.”?

This for me is a rational approach to the Resurrection and the Easter experience of the apostles and the disciples. To one who believes, all he needs is to ponder on the words of the Risen Lord to realize what has happened and is still happening today.

The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
~ Psalm 34

God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish
but might have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved through him.
Whoever believes in him will not be condemned,
but whoever does not believe has already been condemned,
because he has not believed in the name of the only-begotten Son of God.
And this is the verdict,
that the light came into the world,
but people preferred darkness to light,
because their works were evil.
For everyone who does wicked things hates the light
and does not come toward the light,
so that his works might not be exposed.
But whoever lives the truth comes to the light,
so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.
John 3:16-21

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