I love God’s sense of humour.
So, the most exciting picture of the day is one transmitted from NASA’s New Horizon-a picture taken 5 million miles away from Pluto, showing a heart-shaped area on the image of Pluto.
We, Catholics, like to see God in everything. In this case, indulge me for a moment…
The New Horizons mission was launched in 2006 to check out the furthest planet (then), Pluto Little is known about Pluto and it’s moons, which have the average distance of over 3,670 million miles away from the sun. So, New Horizons left over 9 years ago to make its closest approach to Pluto. Using high resolution telescopic cameras, they searched and took pictures of this (now) dwarf-planet Pluto with a heart imprinted on it! It’s like God saying to us that what we have been searching for is “love”. We need to learn love in uncharted territories. We need to understand what it means to love unconditionally. It’s almost like God saying, “Look at me!”
How does this picture of Pluto speak to you?
“God is Love.” – 1 John 4:8
“ But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8