There is something special about the night sky even when you can’t see the stars. It seems immense, unknowable, and deep. People ask me why I believe in God. How can you know there is a God? They ask me. They want me to give them proof. I read Aquinas in seminary and studied his theology. I realized that God is not something you can intellectualize. Many people still try.
I was a science major and science is what helped me believe in God. Studying the vast expanse of interstellar space, molecular biology, quantum physics helped me to believe that a greater power than humans exists. The intricacies of nature, the beauty, and vastness of the universe, and the everyday miracles of the human body point to a greater being who orders the chaos and creates the world that we enjoy. I just can’t observe all of this without thinking of a greater power. Not just any power but a power that is love.
Lent is a time to look around at almost everything and see how amazing it really is. Find a microscope or a telescope. Get on the Nasa website, find out what the James Webb Telescope is doing. Try to get your head around the vastness of space or the smallness of atomic particles.
What has been and is being created in stunning!