Time & Space & God

Posted by Censor Librorum on Jan 10, 2007 | Categories: Lesbian in a Catholic Sort of Way

A new picture of the Eagle Nebula shot by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows the famous “Pillars of Creation” next to a giant cloud of glowing dust scorched by the heat of a supernova. Astronomers think the supernova’s shockwaves knocked the pillars down about 6,000 years ago. But because the Nebula is located some 7,000 light years away, the awe-inspiring pillars will appear intact to observers on Earth for another 1,000 years or so.

Humans 1,000-2,000 years ago might have noticed the supernova event that destroyed the pillars as an unusally bright star in the sky. 2,000 years ago…could this event have been the source of the famous “bright star” announcing Jesus’ birth?

I look at an image of something that was destroyed almost 6,000 years ago..and try to understand the impact of that explosion can’t be seen by us for another 1,000 years. I try to wrap my mind around the concept of God within and without this intersection of Time, Space and Energy. No wonder Jesus had to become human, since we could never hope to fully comprehend Him in a million light years.

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